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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Love it!

I'm a huge fan of Peter F. Hamilton because of this book. Although it can be confusing jumping between characters in the beginning of the book, the plot development make for a rich and satisfying read when everything comes together. Can't say enough good things about ...
I'm a huge fan of Peter F. Hamilton because of this book. Although it can be confusing jumping between characters in the beginning of the book, the plot development make for a rich and satisfying read when everything comes together. Can't say enough good things about the world that Hamilton creates in this novel.

posted by jsrock37 on June 22, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great book. Sadly, a bit too long.

This is a great book. Mr. Hamilton knits quite an spell binding plot. The future he imagines is plausible and fascinating. However, the book is awfully long.
This 900+ pages book could be well fit in 400 pages. Hamilton dwells into long description of characters and p...
This is a great book. Mr. Hamilton knits quite an spell binding plot. The future he imagines is plausible and fascinating. However, the book is awfully long.
This 900+ pages book could be well fit in 400 pages. Hamilton dwells into long description of characters and planets even if they are secondary or auxiliary to the main plot. The result is, sometimes, a dull and hard to read book. Too many characters make the plot hard to follow and demand a lot even from a skilled reader. The worst part is the end that is only a link to his next book that is also a 900+ pages one. Maybe the author was paid by word he wrote and, therefore, decided to use every single word available in the English language.

posted by IAsimov on June 27, 2010

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

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    Where is the editor?

    Apparently Hamilton either doesn't have an editor or he so powerful that his editor is hamstrung. This story runs on for 860 pages. It could have been told in about 350. Hamilton meanders down cul-de-sac after cul-de-sac that do not advance the story at all. I would love to find out what happens but I can not bring myself to read the conclusion(Judas Unchained) which runs over 1000 pages.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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