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The Quantum Thief

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Extremely Interesting

    This was a pretty great book with a lot of interesting concepts. It was so full of new ideas that often there wasnt enough time to explore all the implications of the ideas fully

    New and interesting author who takes science fiction to the limit. Often the new vocabulary takes some time to internalize, but once done was a pretty great read. Definitely worth trying

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Space Opera with LOTS of bling

    I'm in neither in the "My god; it's brilliant!" or the "It's too complicated to read/too brilliant for me to comprehend." camp. Briefly, and under the bling, which is considerable, it's a fairly straightforward story of a man who is valuable to someone very powerful, who therefore springs him from prison, using an unwilling cat's paw to do the job and also ride herd on him. However, before the project for which he was freed can go forth, the prisoner must return to his old stomping grounds and recover his memory. Shenanigans ensue; a mystery is solved; and the set-up for the next book is put into place. The characters are understated, but perfectly comprehensible and sympathetic. I found the thief to be annoying, but not unbearably so. Yes, the author uses made-up words and doesn't explain them; it's not really a problem, doesn't impede the story, and I can't imagine that an adult reader of science fiction would be put off by the vocabulary. So, not a bad read; I'm not sorry I read it, and I would recommend it to readers of science fiction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Pure Science Fiction

    Space is to places in paces here. The characters may have some past, present and future issues to work out in some variations of that order but the book itself is linear.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Stay with it

    This book is good, but can be frustrating for a while. You are not really given any explanation for the first 100 pgs or so, just thrown in and have to learn...however i think, after finishing, that this helps the reader identify with the main character more (he is just as confused for a while and cant remember some important stuff) I did not give it a full five stars because for me, i wanted to keep reading, but also wanted to be done because i could be frustrating. Im sure i missed a ton. Great book though...def worth a read...good start to a trillogy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    A Fantastic, Complex Story

    It took some time, but in the end I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The first third can be difficult because of the amount of unexplained vocabulary, but once you get the terms down (or at least the gist of it) it's pretty much straight forward from there. There are also some online dictionaries to help as well, which I highly recommend.

    Since this is going to be a trilogy, I'll forgive the author for the complex foundation, but would have likes a few explanations here and there; which is what kept me from giving it five stars.

    I loved the concepts, the technology, the structure and the story line. Also, I appreciated how the author didn't give too much depth to the characters. Some hard sci-fi novels work better this way.

    If you have an open mind and some patience, this is well worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Good read, be ready for dense terminology

    Quantum Thief is a fun if at times dense read with a good mix of action, sci-fi and intrigue. LOTS of complex terminolgy and physis references, so be prepared to do some lookups or daze out through descriptions of technology. Far enough in the future to feel more science fantasy than hard science fiction, but fun nonetheless. Will probably be reading the sequel.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    This book is a lot like a classic video game. The learning curve

    This book is a lot like a classic video game. The learning curve when you start reading it is high, but once you start to figure out the terminology and the concept it becomes addictive.
    The book almost forces you to keep reading it. It hints at happenings and has as many twists as a well made roller coaster. 
    Anybody who like books like Snow Crash, Necromancer, or Ready Player One I'm pretty sure will like this book.

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