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Existence

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A Good Read

I've always been a fan of David Brin, from Sun Diver and The Postman to Heaven's Reach, I've read them all. I even ordered this book months before it was released. I have to give this book a conditional 4 stars because I didn't like this universe as well as the uplift...
I've always been a fan of David Brin, from Sun Diver and The Postman to Heaven's Reach, I've read them all. I even ordered this book months before it was released. I have to give this book a conditional 4 stars because I didn't like this universe as well as the uplift wars universe. This may be because I can see that parts of the future really might become what Brin has written about.

Existence is formatted like the Uplift Trilogy in that it has several threads - some threads and characters I liked more than others. One of the characters I had a problem with was Prof. Nozone because I had to slow down my reading to understand his dialog.

Prof. Brin has always been good at space opera and he hasn't disappointed here.

posted by 2757203 on June 25, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

recommend for sci-fi fans

good story , very well written and will hold your attention the whole 900 pages.
the story is about our search for OTHERS in our immense galaxy.We are so scared of being alone and yet afraid of finding smarter more aggressive races. when we do find evidence of OT...
good story , very well written and will hold your attention the whole 900 pages.
the story is about our search for OTHERS in our immense galaxy.We are so scared of being alone and yet afraid of finding smarter more aggressive races. when we do find evidence of OTHERS and they can still talk to us, because of their amazing new tecnology. we almost become trapped in their mistake and we learn to call them virus instead of savior. we grow up as humans and take control of our own destiny.

posted by rosiesbooks on July 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Can't read it-gibberish

    There is nothing to hold on to that is solid. Searched up to page 200 and all the same. I want my money back.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Hard to follow

    Not one of his best efforts.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    garbage

    This is the worst book I have ever read. It sickens me to think I paid $14 for this. I tried to read it but after 600 pages I realised it was not going to get any batter. Pure crap.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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