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by Mur Lafferty
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Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it 1 year ago
I saw a book club question that compared this to "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. Let's be honest though: In the world of Christie, this was 100% a clone of Murder On the Orient Express, not None. And it's incredible. I had a professor who once joked that if you took a concept and pu...
meeplemaiden rated it 3 years ago
I enjoyed this book a lot but I did have a few issues with it.First of all the pedant in me got really annoyed at the use of the incorrect pronoun on a couple of occasions. I went back and read the passages a few times as my mind does wander and I thought maybe the character had changed but no, 'he'...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 3 years ago
I was worried that IAN, the AI, wouldn't play much of a role given the excerpt of this novel given out for the Hugo packet. So I took it out of the library, and quite frankly blew through this. I disagree about the flashbacks. I say disagree, and what I mean is I read at least one review about h...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 3 years ago
I love the idea of a locked door mystery in space, where no one knows whether or not they are the murderer. I love stories about cloning, and how that influences a culture and morality. I love weird weird near-science speculation, like 3D printing an entire pig. I dig stories with amnesia, and paran...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 3 years ago
The ending was pretty much a disappointment. Death never really meant death forever. So, ho hum, I'm dead again. Some scenes I felt should have given me some emotion, SPOILER [ but one character trades barbs with her torturer when she finds out he has been doing this for awhile and then killing her ...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
A fun read, with well constructed reveals, and a space ship with a twisted sense of humor. The crew of a ship all wake up in new clones to find the ship has lost gravity, the ship AI is off-line, and the cloning lab is a zero-g abattoir containing the mutilated corpses of most of their last clones. ...
Aerin rated it 3 years ago
This book goes down very smooth and easy - like a fine liquor, I would say, if I were a fancy person. But it's really more like a diet soda: tastes sweet like candy, wakes up all the sluggish neurons, but has no nutritious qualities at all. Still, there really isn't enough fresh, light, and good sci...
Moyas Buchgewimmel
Moyas Buchgewimmel rated it 4 years ago
Holla die Waldfee! – was hat mich Six Wakes von Mur Lafferty gepackt! So eine geniale Mischung aus spannendem Weltraumabenteuer und Mord-Mystery! Das war wie ein besseres Cluedo im Weltall, bei dem sich die Ereignisse rasch entwickeln. Ich sage es gleich: dieses Buch habe ich in zwei Tagen durch ges...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 4 years ago
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again. It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also ...
Tannat rated it 5 years ago
Six Wakes is a murder mystery on a spaceship where the clones of the crew wake up to a scene of bloody carnage and find that someone has killed all of their previous incarnations. In this future world, cloning can be used as a way to extend life beyond the natural span since a technique has been dev...
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