Given that this book is considered to be part of the Young Adult genre, I began listening to it with the expectation that it would be a simple, uncomplicated read. I was pleased to find that it had great emotional depth.
This book slowly stirred my thoughts and memories to provide a profound and cathartic experience. That could just be a matter of personality, but I would definitely recommend it!
It isn't often that I encounter a scifi book with entirely novel ideas, but Vernon Vinge seems to have imagined a universe that is truly unique. The setting, plot, and characters converge to create an all-engulfing experience that took me out of this world and into another. It's an adventure worth taking.
There is a reason that this book is considered to be one of the top 100 scifi books of all time.
As far sci-fi series go, this ranks among my favorites. Each book is short, simple, and incredibly entertaining. There's a little magic, mystery, sex, and violence-- all in the right measure.
I wouldn't call the book masterful, but I can say that I tore through the series at speed, and that I don't regret a minute of it.
An impotent Harry Dresden lacks much of the gusto that makes him so entertaining. I may just be a sucker for feel-good, hero adventures, but this book seemed to be missing the magic of its predecessors (please forgive that terrible pun).
Fitzgerald's beautiful writing style is simply unparalleled. You can easily get lost in the depths of a single metaphor.
The jokes and descriptions that made the early Discworld books so charming begin to lose their appeal after repeated reuse. For me, Eric was the last blow.
The character development was excellent, and the plot had great depth. I found myself easily identifying with the protagonist and caring about the characters.
Danielle. No comparison.
If you like 30 Rock, you'll love this. Tina Fey made me laugh out loud repeatedly.
This book was full of interesting and novel ideas and it was performed well, but it simply wasn't a page turner. It's fun and worth listening to, but I wouldn't say that I loved it.
The imagined future world.
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