Mysteries have never been something I greatly enjoy I did finish this one though.
The author will spend chapters giving flat factual information histories and bios, that never amount to anything. The leading story arch is so slow to even be shown then even slower to move. There are no dynamic characters.
What really killed it for me was the author???s insistence in presenting the most important scenes as recaps. He???ll open chapters with a spoiler. He???ll tell you Spain won the World Cup in the first line, then give you highlights, and fill a chapter or to with the names and bios for every player.
The text is great fun and the narrator does a very good job. My one and only complaint is more about the John Scalzi's style of writing. His repetitive use of "he said", "she said" can very be passed while reading, isn't so easy to ignore when read aloud. It was noticeable the whole way through but only near annoying a few instances.
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