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I enjoyed reading about the descriptions of the solar system imagined by Robinson, but spent the whole book waiting for a real plot I could get swept up in, and about 3/4 of the way through that the somewhat independent stories that strictly didn't need each other was all the plot that I'd get. I think I'd rate this a 3 or 4 as a collection of short stories/novellas with the same universe and characters, but as a novel it didn't cut it.
My second issue was the 137 y/o central character was basically written to have the personality of a petulant teenager, yet be a world renown figure. This seems unlikely, but maybe I just don't know enough moody self absorbed adrenaline junky centenarians.
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Initial post: Aug 26, 2015 5:04:55 PM PDT
Steve Bayne says:
"My second issue was the 137 y/o central character was basically written to have the personality of a petulant teenager, yet be a world renown figure." This was my issue, exactly.
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