Alex's Reviews > Mainspring

Mainspring by Jay Lake
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 18, 2008

did not like it
Read in October, 2008

** spoiler alert ** It's rare that I find a book I actually regret having read. Mainspring made the cut. The science didn't work, the main character wasn't very sympathetic, the world-building was superficial, the prose was simplistic, the plot was predictable. . . . all that, and rishathra. Not that I have any moral objections, mind you, but it's a plot point that needs skillful handling. This book read like a young adult novel based on an RPG, with some kinky sex thrown in for good measure.

That's a few hours of my life (and a library fine) that I'll never get back. . .
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Mainspring.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Chadwick (new) - added it

Chadwick Thank you. This is a novel that makes me feel as though some one has gotten away with something.

back to top