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3.0 out of 5 stars Great potential, but eventually disapointing, March 17, 2010
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I really loved the first quarter of the book. The story was highly interesting and I also liked the writing style very much, as opposed to some other sci-fi novels I had read shortly before. The story had a lot of potential, and I was eagerly reading on. However, instead of building upon the happenings of the first quarter, the second quarter was just more of the same. About halfway through the book, the story turned to spirituality, and eventually, that was all it was about. For about the last third of the book, it really was no longer a science fiction story but probably just a way for the author to tell us there is a God and we should all be less selfish and start to work on improving our souls. At least that's the impression I got. I would have so loved if after the first quarter the story would have built upon the stuff the researchers had discovered and introduced some real life consequences of a dramatic sort. Now spiritualists among you will probably say that's just what happened, but I'm thinking more of the line of a technical / political / environmental sort. I guess I'm more like Frank who sold the technology to the military instead of Whitney who wanted to be like the Thetans. I'm not looking for a cheap catastrophe-type novel, but the idea of a mini-universe being created within a laboratory, and of finding a planet whose inhabitants are even more technologically advanced than the creators of said universe had so much potential that was simply left untouched. I've now read through 80% of the story in 3 days, and at that point I don't really care what happens in the last 20%, though I'll still finish reading the book tomorrow.
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