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Mixed feelings about this one
on December 22, 2012
I got this one some time back and i admit that i have not yet finished it. I put the book down and left it to the side and i know i will one day go back and finish it but for now im going to read other things.
There was one other review that said the premise is good and that is right on. The idea is great, no mistake about that. persevere a little into the story and you can tell the author went to some lengths to research it and fully involve himself in the world he has created. Fans of futuristic dystopian books are probably going to want to give this some consideration. there is also some good imagery and some pretty strong stuff in here, ie the main character and his conclusion he comes to about his religion. that is very strong so i hope when people read this they appreciate the depth of what was being said there
having said that, what was weighing it down? There was something about the readability of it that had me reading a few pages at a time and thinking it came across as hard work, only in places. it was just a little difficult to read. there were some parts where there was some action but ultimately the characters didnt really keep me involved. I picked up on some greater mystery or purpose to the whole thing but it wasnt enough to keep me involved in it. I have promised myself that i will finish this book but it might be a while yet before i do. I will say that it is a decent effort and there was enough here to make me consider reading more by the same writer