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Haze

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good Book

This book is really great. It was a little different then most books I've read which I liked. I think it's a great book and definitely worth your time.

posted by geoffro2011 on March 8, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Dumbfounded.... Why was this published?

I am an ardent science fiction/science fantasy/space opera fan and rabid consumer of all things related thereto. I purchased an ePub of Haze in part because of the New York Times review and in part because of the few synopsis that I had read.

Having now finished thi...
I am an ardent science fiction/science fantasy/space opera fan and rabid consumer of all things related thereto. I purchased an ePub of Haze in part because of the New York Times review and in part because of the few synopsis that I had read.

Having now finished this book, I cannot recommend it to even the hardiest of L.E. Modesitt fans! Haze incorporates 3 distinct story lines, only two of which have anything to do with one another. Modesitt fails to nuance any of his characters or themes which renders one of the three story lines a direct smack-in-the-face preach-fest. To make matters worse, Modesitt contradicts himself and his positions on several occasions rendering the entire work self-indulgent, bordering on pedantic.

Haze is slow paced. The pacing however works, to a point. There came a time at the end where I noticed the page count at the bottom and I began to get excited, adrenaline built up and I prepared myself for all of the plot threads to reveal the tapestry. In short, IT DIDN'T DO SO! Haze ends in an incredibly anti-climactic way after having shoehorned some last minute environmental and geo-political scripture into itself.

In conclusion, Haze feels like a lazy and badly edited work which feels almost schizophrenic at times. I cannot recommend Haze to anyone except those who are in need of intense disappointment in their literary lives. The final impression that I take away from Haze (after having written this review), is the same as another reviewer on Amazon, "Why was this even written?"

posted by GM_Colley on November 5, 2010

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    Good Book

    This book is really great. It was a little different then most books I've read which I liked. I think it's a great book and definitely worth your time.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    One of Modesitt's best in a while

    In Haze, Modesitt breaks out of his SF pattern in which everyone stands and stares while the protagonist fixes everything while suffering from the consequences of his actions.

    Great book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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