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Though the main characters start off in a very bad way, Brin does a good job of moving them forward, and upward, throughout the book.
It introduces a few enticing ideas, but constantly gets bogged down in useless character development and leaves way too many loose ends without resolving anything.
It's as if in a cheep attempt to get you to read the rest of the books in the series they ripped out the last chapter and made it first chapter of the next book.
This book is magical. I love the universe David Brin has created!Published 11 days ago by Marcie Belfi
The Uplift Novels are a brilliant and extremely well written expose on the origins of intelligence...not only on Earth, but throughout the Universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by robert l moench
It is good. But more for children's audience then previous books.Published 3 months ago by Nikolay Tuzhilin
I was disappointed in the story. It probably had more to do with my expectation for a really good book because the first trilogy was very well done.Published 5 months ago by Indyjayhawk
Easy to read and continual action. Not always predictable. Pretty well written and flows well most of the time. Quite enjoyable reading.Published 11 months ago by Rob
The Uplift series are good yarns, but not as good as Iain Banks' Culture books. The latter are better stories, but also they can be read in any order whereas the uplift series... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Colin F. Pain
I don't like leaving a one-star reviews, but this book just didn't appeal to me, and I could not finish it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael S.
I am re-reading BRIGHTNESS REEF and almost finished, and I like it even better this time around. It doesn't mean that I didn't like it on my first read, because it's astonishingly... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jenny Hanniver
I enjoyed the first Uplift trilogy and am enjoying this installment of the second with a very inexpensive hardcover in superb condition delivered exceedingly promptly.Published 17 months ago by D. Hudes