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Four Day Planet by H. Beam Piper
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Nov 11, 11

bookshelves: science-fiction, public-domain-books, prometheus-award, librivox-public-domain-books
Read from November 07 to 11, 2011

The young man Walt, the only reporter on a treacherous planet tells the news on a dangerous planet. He dreams of one day being honored with the ability to be able to hunt for monsters and the profitable wax that come from them. He also yearns to be taken seriously by the leaders of his community, through his truthful telling of the news. The story explores the dissemination of language; what language needs to be heard in order to maintain civilization in a cultural outpost. The book fell flat half way through the telling. I finished the book, just to finish it. Four Day Planet is a shipwreck story with a wrecked narrative.

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