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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
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Oct 17, 09

bookshelves: fiction
Read in September, 2009

This book was really good in most respects. I loved the characters, particularly the drone who reminded me of Marvin from
Hitchhiker's Guide. Banks' descriptions are brilliant, too.
That said, the gore and violence are over-the-top. Definitely not for most young readers, in fact many adults might have a problem
getting through certain scenes. I did, and I have a very strong tolerance for fictional violence (can't watch the news on TV, though...now
THAT stuff is too scary!!)
The reason I give this one 4 stars instead of 5 is the disappointing, gratuitious, infuriating ending. I won't spoil it here but.....we're
talking disappointing and gratuitious on the level of Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows. Say no more, say no more. I highly recommend
this book, but be prepared to throw it across the room at the end!
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