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Joey Manley

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This is the kind of book where a character will say to another, “So, you are the one who ransacked my room,” leading to a three or four page expositional monologue wherein “mysteries” that the reader had already forgotten about are explained in excruciating detail by the ransacking character. Then a new civilization will appear and every detail about it, from its economic system to its racial t...

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Average rating: 3.73 · 15 ratings · 2 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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I reviewed this fully on my blog. Short version: kind of funny, derivative (reminds me of Ken Kesey or the M*A*S*H book), worth reading, not mind-blowing.
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