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Posted June 14, 2008
The multiple domains occupying Banks' world here are all well-detailed and very interesting, full of truly original motivations and principles. But too much of the furniture of this world (some of it virtual, yet inhabited by anthropomorphic birds... some of it physical, and thousands of feet tall... Why?) hints at mysteries that are not part of the plot or of interest to any of the characters. The resolution attained in this book does not hook in enough of the world to make sense of the whole span. So I felt kind of teased and left dry. His talent and imagination are obviously great, and I am seeking out his later books, hoping they are better plotted.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.