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Culture without suspense,
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This review is from: The Hydrogen Sonata: A Culture Novel (Culture series) (Kindle Edition)
I've always enjoyed the Culture series of books and instantly bought this when I saw it was available. The opening started out obscurely intriguing, which was promising. But it quickly became very clear that the supposed dreadful information that could prevent the subliming of the Gzilt was not actually going to prevent anything. Thereafter it became a game of explore odd worlds whilst searching for clues. Any suspense was lost. Just another book to add to the shelf that you'll not bother to pull out again. After the excitement of 'Surface Detail' and the rollicking adventure of 'Matter', this is a great disappointment. Certainly there are interesting things to see and experience that'll add to your knowledge of the Culture, but without anything at stake for the parties involved this story just lacked heart.