Normally, I don't give 5 stars to any books unless they are well established classics that seem to have the right gravitas.
I give this book 5 stars out of pure enjoyment. The story of an insane genius who knows he is insane but not crazy. A person that has such a capacity to retain knowledge that he has imaginary friends in which to store his different areas of expertise. The personas or aspects around him have very developed personalities and have taken on lives of their own. He talks with them argues with them and they show up on dates when they are not wanted. And guess what, when people see you arguing with someone who is not there, they think your crazy.
Having a good concept though will only take you so far. You have to have good plotting, good dialog and interesting characters. I find the main antagonist Stephen totally fascinating as I do all of his aspects and the problems people come to him for help with are intriguing and novel.
I was highly disappointed to see that, so far, there are only two in the series and they are fairly short works. Novellas really. But they are inexpensive and highly enjoyable.
I am waiting and hoping that Mr. Sanderson will follow up soon with more as I will surely buy them.
I didn't get this for free as others apparently had done previously, but I did download the second book for free. I was disappointed in it's length. Seems like I stumbled in on a story in the middle of things with a past that I could not completely understand. Maybe more will be revealed in the sequel.
wish it was longer! very well developed storyline as well as characters. ..I fell in love with legion like I did for Odd Thomas
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Maybe,just to see if I missed anything.For such a short book it had a lot packed in the story.
This book is an original.The storyline was well written and followed through.I enjoyed listening to Oliver Wymans many voices for the characters that populate Mr Leeds head.The thought that someone could make a camera that could look back in time is priceless.Just THINK what one could do with that!
very interesting concept...read it soooo many months ago, i keep checking to see if any series based on this character has been released.
Disclaimer: I read everything Brandon Sanderson writes. However, I was taken aback by the absorbing complexity and uniqueness of this premise, and wished it had been far longer. I can't wait for a full-length novel in this universe, it was immediately engaging, and held my attention completely. Absolutely worth reading.
Sanderson's writing was great as always, as was Wyman's performance.
The book's only flaw was it's length.
I hope I didn't spend a credit on what was basically the Pilot for as TV series, albeit a good one.
The shootout highlights interesting questions.
Here we have a man that can see and hear all the spirits around him. He calls them ‘Aspects’ of himself. They can interact with the world through him and even in a time of need share his body. I believe this is meant to be the first in a long running series of books. We see him solve problems and mysteries. We see the complex problems have the most basic solutions. I recommend this book anyone that wants a short read.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ¯ Mark Twain
What a thought provoking idea! I hesitated to buy this book because it is so short (less than 3 hours), but it was well worth it. In truth this story felt like it should have been the pilot for a new TV show. Although the story is self contained and doesn't leave you hanging, it does leave you wanting more. I feel as though I am just getting to know Legion and his alter-egos. Previously, I've known Sanderson's writing for his epic fantasy (which is excellent), but he does a quality detective story as well.
The narration was also well done. Oliver Wyman does a good job of giving everyone a unique and consistent voice and he's easy to listen to.
Overall, I hope Sanderson does more Legion books.