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34 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

SF for a literary audience

References to art, literature, music, science, & philosophy abound and stretched my existing knowledge. It was wonderful to have the Nook to look up unknown references easily. I enjoyed the descriptions of physical places, the characters, the development of an histori...
References to art, literature, music, science, & philosophy abound and stretched my existing knowledge. It was wonderful to have the Nook to look up unknown references easily. I enjoyed the descriptions of physical places, the characters, the development of an historical context for the plot. Overall, a deep read, one that lingers.

posted by 6811672 on July 9, 2012

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41 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

Scientific Pain

While the story is decent, as I am a sucker for people's future visions, the vocabulary is beyond my comprehension. It seems to be a futuristic story written by a scientist for scientists. I am not an idiot, but the author quotes so many physics rules and what not tha...
While the story is decent, as I am a sucker for people's future visions, the vocabulary is beyond my comprehension. It seems to be a futuristic story written by a scientist for scientists. I am not an idiot, but the author quotes so many physics rules and what not that I feel it has lessened my enjoyment of the book. He does have some interesting ideas of what the future might hold, but it's still not an easy read. I normally go through a 400+ page book in about a week reading on lunch hours or breaks. However, I'm in week 3 or 4 on this one due to it being such a hard read. I re-read parts to at least get the gist of things.

While an interesting book, unless you have a monster scientific vocabulary and understanding of the principles of physics, I'd pass on it.

posted by Griffin369 on June 22, 2012

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Scientific Pain

    While the story is decent, as I am a sucker for people's future visions, the vocabulary is beyond my comprehension. It seems to be a futuristic story written by a scientist for scientists. I am not an idiot, but the author quotes so many physics rules and what not that I feel it has lessened my enjoyment of the book. He does have some interesting ideas of what the future might hold, but it's still not an easy read. I normally go through a 400+ page book in about a week reading on lunch hours or breaks. However, I'm in week 3 or 4 on this one due to it being such a hard read. I re-read parts to at least get the gist of things.

    While an interesting book, unless you have a monster scientific vocabulary and understanding of the principles of physics, I'd pass on it.

    41 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Trying to keep an open mind....

    But KSR is making it really quite difficult.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    @Anonymous, it's not even out on paperback yet.

    @Anonymous, it's not even out on paperback yet.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2014

    2312 is a tale of two books. On one hand KSR does what he alway

    2312 is a tale of two books. On one hand KSR does what he always does on these types of things, he paints a vivid picture of what the future could be like so wonderful that you can almost feel the cold of space on the back of your neck. The world he has created draws from the Mars trilogy but stands alone with new and interesting places.

    On the other hand this book is boring to the point where if I was actually reading it rather than listening to the audio book I might not finish it. This might also have something to do with it as the narrator’s voice was so calm even the parts which are supposed to be edgy didn’t feel like it. For about half the book I don’t know what the issue is. Should I like swan or not? Was Alex murdered? Is that even the crux of the story? It takes a while for the plot to pan out.

    If I could rate this 2.5 stars (right down the middle) I would but since I can’t it gets 3. The world created does enough to make this a worthwhile read as long as you know what you’re getting into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Good, not great book.

    If you're looking for a scifi book heavy in futuristic space/technology explanations then this is your book. If you're looking for a great story, keep looking. This book leaves many unresolved gaps in the ending, not the waiting for the next book kind, the just accept it and move on kind. Much of the story line is rushed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    recommended

    A lot of sciencetific jargon. A very good futuristic story.

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