I highly recommend absorbing the previous (first book in the series) book, "Armageddon Reef." This novel moves at an enjoyable pace and delivers many thought provoking moments. It is well read, never breaking the spell with awkward voicings. Can't wait for the next one in the series...
This is a fascinating book, filled with engaging ideas and vivid characters. Despite being deep and thought provoking, it is also a romp! How does he do that?
Niel Stephenson once again delivers a stunning work that will be remembered long into the future. All the more stunning because it looks so easy when he does it (but nobody else can do it).
Do not miss this if you can help it. As I just said, the book itself is wonderful. In addition, it is well read, and as enjoyable to listen to as anything I've ever heard on Audible.
While the data exposed in this documentary holds some value, the meandering prose and dialogue that constitute the majority of this project is boring. The exposition of the various theories presented are boring.
The obvious slant toward "wake-up or we are all going to die" doesn't work because the material is presented in cliched nuggets that build toward only a surface description of the issues. Conclusions are soft and unconvincing.
Clearly this work is designed to exploit recent public panic, and ride the coattails of (nearly)ubiquitous media fear mongering. Not scared enough yet? Come get some more right here.
I wish I had used my credit elswhere.
On the positive side, this audio book is a highly effective sleep aid. Sigh.
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