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Thought provoking, but not necessarily likable
on January 16, 2014
Overall I think the book feels a bit rough, like the connection of the plot points weren't fully flushed out. I don't know if I feel the ending was really earned. But I have been thinking about this book a lot since finishing it, so I suppose that is a good thing. I have to say it is thought provoking, but not necessarily likable.
There were parts of the story that I found really interesting, and I found some of the quotes preceding the chapters quite poignant. But others just felt tacked on and some (like the author's notes) threw me out of the story a bit. I think the most interesting parts of the books were when the characters were discussing relationships and genetic mutations. I wasn't as impressed with the action sequences.
I think the main themes of the book were interesting and thought provoking, but I didn't really think they were presented in a way that provided a lot of clarity. There were insights and quotes peppered through the text that I simply loved, but the overall story left me feeling unsatisfied.