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Matter by Iain M. Banks
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Oct 13, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: sci-fi, unfinished
Read in October, 2008

This book was a total disappointment for me. I have recently re-read some great IMB titles (Against a Dark Background, Use of Weapons), so maybe I was expecting too much. Regardless, the plot is meandering, the characters unengaging. As usual with Banks, there are wild and fastastic scenes, cultures, and the juxtaposition of the two. But all of this is just window dressing given the fundamentals are not there.

Needless to say, I read about three quarters of the book before realizing this and putting it down.

I'm seriously considering removing "The Algebraist" from my to-read list.

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