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February 9th, 2009

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12:02 pm - Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

This is an interesting book.  It's hard sci-fi in an interesting, but pretty dark future.  The characters are reasonably well developed, and the plot takes some dips and dives that you aren't really expecting.  Or at least I wasn't. 

It's not fast paced, and it's eventual action scenes aren't cliffhangers or page turners, but it's well written for the most part.

About the only thing that I didn't like about it is the disjointed timeline of the narrative.  Flashbacks (appropriate to the story, and in context) abound, especially in the earlier parts of the book.  They lead to some confusion from time to time, but for the most part, disrupt the clean flow of the book.

Well written, interesting read.  It's a long book, so you have to WANT to read something interesting but relatively slow paced, or you're likely to not appreciate it.

3/5 stars

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