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Richard

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Inverted World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Christopher Priest
    • Narrated By Steven Cree
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    A uniquely powerful novel of a society in decay. On a planet whose very nature is a mystery a massive decrepit city is pulled along a massive railway track, laying the line down before it as it progresses into the wilderness. The society within toils under an oppressive regime, its structures always on the point of collapse, the lives of its individuals lived in misery. No one knows where they are going, why they are going or what they will find when they get there.

    Eric says: "mind altering fun"
    "This book is just bad"
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    What would have made Inverted World better?

    Don't start with a proclamation of how this is the greatest book ever, and then serve up a pile of grey porridge.


    What could Christopher Priest have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it somewhat interesting.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was fine. I actually loved hearing him say buggy. Made it sound much more important.


    What character would you cut from Inverted World?

    Unnecessary


    Any additional comments?

    I get there are other levels to what the author was trying to get across, but this story could have been told in 20 pages. He spent way too much time trying to be way too prescient. At the end I was honestly pissed that wasted any portion of my life listening to someone who declares himself brilliant dribble on about something really not that imaginative. I feel like a sucker for buying it.

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