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The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
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May 29, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008
Read in May, 2008

I think this is a book that needs to be read. I think some of the ideas while often wrapped in clunky prose are outstanding and if you're able to surrender any part of your reasoning mind to what's going on you can find yourself in an interesting world.

He has, at least 3 sensational ideas presented which alone are worth the price of the book. And one of them is so insightful i think it may be proved true by science at some point in the distant (probably far) future.

Sadly, this book seems destined to become a movie and i think some part of the authors mind knew that. It has a hollywood ending of sorts, at least as hollywood as one can get in the universe he created.

The ending was the sour note on an otherwise really entertaining read. I felt he could have made the leap from pulp semi-sci-fi to literature had he chosen the harder to sell, far more obvious, and less satisfying end to the novel.

he didn't and so he loses that all important 5th star.
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Brad good review, ruzz. i felt the same about the ending, although i thought the curveball of dr. ryan mitchell was a nice smack of "take another look." i would hate to see this as a movie. but it will be, i've no doubt.

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