Yes-but only because I'm talking about A Memory of Light.
It was the one redeeming part of the book.
They're pretty good, but you can only do so much with suicidally depressing material.
Sanderson seems to like continually tormenting--rather than challenging--his protagonist here. It's not my cup of tea.
The alien names and grammar combined to make the story a bit difficult to follow, at times.
Her pronunciation/interpretation of the alien names did NOT flow off the tongue well.
Yes. It was written that way.
The story would have been more enjoyable if the spaceship could do more battle damage.
Maybe in 10 years or so. Less liberal flavor than most of his recent offerings.
The protagonist, though he's not a saint.
Monotone and low.
The sequence of character revelation was non-optimal.
The overall tone was a little too despairing.
Not unless they really liked this flavor of novel.
They did what they could
Yes--the end is a bit of a cliffhanger.
The plot lines were woven to provide interesting variety.
I liked the female protagonist.
Kate brings good emotion into the book.
Yes. It gives an unvarnished synopsis of JFK's presidency & assassination.
Killing Lincoln was a similar historical recap.
He keeps it pithy.
An Inside Look at Camelot
Modern, imaginative, and engaging
the protagonist--an everyman
discovering the secret of the building's power source
I wouldn't go that far
The author wrapped it up well.
Yes. The idea was creative and engaging.
Stiles, the underdog who succesfully overcomes adversity.
Piers goes a little wobbly toward the end of the series, but this first book was thoroughly entertaining.
Someone to identify with and pull for. A cohesive plot rather than a mix of relatively boring diary type encounters might help as well.
Who cares? Not me. That's the problem with the book. Just a bunch of minimally appealing or interesting characters.
Red Mars is proof that getting an award doesn't signify that the book is a good read.
more character development
this one was weaker than most
I did like the ending, but the story felt more like an abridged novel than it probably should have.
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