No. I have to say this is worse than a writer I dislike immediately. I didn't realize the story was leading nowhere until I was already committed. Then it was just frustrating. This writer is clearly trying to emulate Stephen King, but just doesn't have the charisma or the trick of making the fantastic feel concrete.
I'm catching up on a few podcasts, then I will try a new one with good reviews "The Name of the Wind" Crossing my fingers.
Frustration. The lead in was decent, but the characters quickly lost their spirit and fell into cliche and the story derailed into nonsense. It was as if the author lost interest in his own story. The end was silly.
This would have made a great short story, and that may be where this author has the most experience, but it was very unsatisfying as a novel.
It's in the top 5, very unique from a unique perspective.
I liked the passage of time and the timeless mystery of the story. I was engaged the whole time, although I can understand how some people might not like the drag in the middle, I think it kept the tension thoughout.
He did great voices and avoided monotony, even if the story dragged in places.
Not laugh or cry. It filled me with wonder to the point that, even though I was good with the ending, I was almost sad to have the story end. It was like Ender's game in that. The ending was fine and made sense, but even the pages and pages of it felt like an abrupt end to a fluid story. I don't know how to do it better, though, without making it a 1000 page book.
A lot of fun. The story felt organic and somehow you could feel the helplessness of mankind and the ingenuity at different times in the story in the face of a galactic mystery.
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