No. All women are petite, thin but soft in the right places, and American. All men are tall, rock hard bodies and Scottish. Everybody's eyes are like some sort of gem and all looks are smoldering. Every touch is electric, everybody is filled with longing, needing and wanting. Sex scenes are all overly long and surprisingly boring. All people fall in love at first sight and once they touch they can never be separated. The plot, such as it is, is thin and pointless and is a cheap ruse to have one dimensional characters vacillate between having sex and longing for each other while having no connection and only weakly contrived turmoil. Dialog is very weak and sounds like it was written by a computer.
Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
The narrator cannot express voices well. Everybody sounds the same. His American accent is both bad and inconsistent. His Scottish accent sounds like a bad Sean Connery impression. The narrator has an extra challenge with this material is that all the descriptions and most the dialog sounds like it should be spoken by a woman.
I would add scenes that would advance the plot. Except or the very early chapters and a very few in the end, most the rest do not advance the plot or develop the characters.
pleasant enough story. well read. really a romance novel with some magic thrown in. I probably won't do the rest of the series but this was OK
It's a classic and it was read very well there's not really a lot more you can say
The plot never seems to go any sort of direction. Everything kind of happens by accident. I can't tell if it was the narration or the way the dialogue was written but the characters go from talking normally to all of a sudden being in fits. At first I didn't like the narrator's voice but it grew on me after a while.
It was presented as Douglas Adams like humour, but it ended up being just very very preachy. Really really long sections of the author pontificating on their view of the world with very little humor or wit. Parts of it read more like a manifesto then a story
The reader does capture the youthful exuberance of the main character. But references to outdated technologies listed as either current or future is distracting. While this may have been a great story in 1958, or even a good story in the 1970s it feel's dated in 2015
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