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Isidore takes a deep breath. ‘An interplanetary thief is building a picotech machine out of the city itself while the cryptarchs take over people’s minds to try to destroy the zoku colony in order to stop the tzaddikim from breaking their power,’ he says. ‘I want to stop them both.’ He pauses. ‘Also, I think the thief is my real father.’
I had fairly high expectations for this after a run of recent sf books which didn't really excite me. Unfortunately I didn't like it quite as much as I had hoped; I thought there was basically some neat ideas and world-building in there, but actually I think Charlie Stross does this sort of thing rather better. Too many made-up words, and present tense throughout didn't really focus my attention. Maybe I was just in a bad mood.

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pnh
May. 12th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm pretty used to you not liking stuff that I like, but in this case, I really am going to agree that maybe you were just in a bad mood.
surliminal
May. 12th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
I,m between the two of you. I absolutely loved the high conceptness to bits, and , actually, the neologisms, but lots of it is very hard going. I more thought that China Mieville does this stuff better. Thouigh they could all 3 do with some thing like a convincing female character.
coth
May. 13th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
I think you might have just been in a bad mood.

I want 'gevulot' adopted into the English language - I think we need the concept.
andrewducker
May. 13th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I think I got about 1/3 of the way into it before realising I didn't feel any kind of connection to any of the characters, wasn't that excited by the futurist whiz-bang, and gave up.
nwhyte
May. 13th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reassuring me that I am not completely mad!
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