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KOP by Warren Hammond
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Oct 26, 11

bookshelves: scifi
Read from October 24 to 26, 2011

There's a lot to like about this book. Especially if you're like me, and a sucker for noir integrated into other things and interesting settings.

On those two counts, this book does really well. The setting makes fabulous use of a massive space travel delay, and begins with the assumption that while future haves may have way shinier things, the have-nots may continue not-having in much the same way that they always have.

The characters are good fun, too. A bit familiar, if you've read anything else noir (An aging, ugly bruiser who doesn't know how to do anything but violence? Where have I heard that before?), but they're well done.

The only place I really felt let down was the ending. The pace of the book moves along nicely, but I can't decide whether the ending is an attempt to subvert genre expectations or just lazy. (view spoiler) Whatever his intentions, it's annoying.

Otherwise, though, fun read. Good stuff.
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