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Omnitopia by Diane Duane
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Nov 11, 10

Read from October 24 to November 11, 2010

I had some problems with this book, resulting in a slog through the first three hundred pages. The bad guys are all way too evil, of the twirling-mustache type; the good guys pretty unalloyed good. Lots of business talk which is important but does nothing for me. Very few of the characters change or grow in any way--off the top of my head, I can think of Arnulf and Angela, and Cora, and that's about it. (Not counting Delia, who may change after the action but was mostly being reacted against.) I wonder how the hidden portal within the Telekil world was first envisioned, it seems like an insane idea from the business standpoint. I do like the idea of altruism as a force, and allowing creativity from the public. The imagery of the made-up worlds, as pictures and as codes and as allegories, was wonderful. And I did want to keep reading enough to find out how the bad guys got their comeuppance. But it wasn't the rapid can't-wait read-through that I had expected.
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