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Usurper of the Sun by Housuke Nojiri
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Oct 12, 2011

it was ok
Read in October, 2011

oy... i wrote a long review, and goodreads ate it. not this book's fault.

but i'm not prepared to rewrite. so, the gist:

1. there are no real humans in this book. only cardboard cutouts that prop up the plot.
2. the plot rocks, but is not treated with the full consideration it deserves.
3. i read through (skipping mightily) in the hope that the aliens would be worth the pages and pages of infodump. they aren't. they might have been, but the author didn't seem interested enough in them to detail them, and they are disposed of in fewer than 30 pages of the 272.

in short: if you really like geeky details, read it. if you like humans and potential alien cultures and science written to a non-scientist scale, skip it.

sorry, the original review was much better, and funnier, but technology ate both my humor and my patience.
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