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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez
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Jun 04, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: space, sci-fi
Read from February 25 to March 19, 2013

While reading this book, I found myself thinking, "I would have really liked this ten years ago! This would have been exactly the kind of thing I would have enjoyed!" ... That's hard to say, I may have cast it aside instead, but it does represent a shift in what I enjoy reading: I'm much more a fan of more literary fiction now than even five years ago.

I understand why this book appeals to some, and even to a fictional young-teenager version of me. It is fast-paced sci-fi action and adventure, with plenty of random fake science and technology thrown in. My problem is that it's just done so poorly, why even bother? Everything from the names of the races to the justifications for the characters' actions screams "lazy"! It was quick and stupid and kind of like drinking a soda... you'll never get those calories (minutes) back.

I'm sure there's much worse SF out there, I've just managed to avoid most of it so far...

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