I guess it is kind of like a Breakfast Club story for this generation. It takes place all in one day, but from each character's perspective, without going backwards in time, so that made for a fast paced read. All the main characters seemed to have a great deal of depth to them, even though on the surface you think that they will be completely shallow. My only small compliant would be that there should have been extra follow-up with a couple of the character's, as one was let off the hook a bit too easy, with too quick of a wrap up of that particular story line. Overall, I couldn't stop listening. The readers were all fantastic. I hope there is more like this to come from this author in the future!
As a guy, I wondered how I would take to the book, but it really was a great listen and I would keep reading anything from this series.
While it could have been more detailed and there was a few overly campy moments, it keeps a fast pace and very interesting plot and while it may be similiar to stories like Blade Runner and Total Recall, it is original and unpredictable enough to keep it entertaining from start to finish.
I am not sure if everything is true (I would love to read more interviews from the author), but John Harris is a very descriptive and entertaining writer, that really captures your attention and will bring about a urning for travel and exploration. I will add that his moral compass is not always in check, but at least he seems to realize it! Also, the reader does a fantastic job of sounding different with each character and making the book come alive.
This is my first Sanderson book, but after reading hundreds of fantasy books in my life, I can honestly say that he may be one of the best. He has made magic seem more real than any of the stories I have read from other authors and his story is exciting all the way through. Great character development as well as a knack for making you feel like you were there. Also, the right amount of mystery, without feeling like he is trying to drag it out with a constant tease like some authors do. I highly, highly recommend it!
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