Publish date: 2011-02-01
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
This was a long read for me, but ultimately enjoyable. A good mix of steampunk and rustic science fiction, with a different twist on angels.Reviewed for Bitten by Books. http://bittenbybooks.com.
The difference between a good book and a great book is sometimes just a little more patience and time rewriting it. The sf ideas in this novel were of the mind-bending quality that I've learned to expect from Reynolds. However, characters are sketchy, and their motivations inconsistent.Still, like...
This is easily Reynolds' weakest novel to-date. It opens with one of Neal Stephenson's favourite technical crimes - a protagonist switch. Grrr! It would have been more difficult to pull off but the novel could have opened with the intended main protagonist finding an angel on his pathology bench. In...