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Jenny and 80 other people liked Richard's review of Authority (Southern Reach, #2):
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
"I can't give this more than 2 stars because the center of the book drags along like a sacked brick. I tried and tried to get into it, but I couldn't remain interested.

It just doesn't need 200 pages to get across the idea of the Southern Reach. Rel..." Read more of this review »
Jenny and 20 other people liked Roblee's review of Authority (Southern Reach, #2):
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"The author, evidently paid by the word, tells a very long and atmospheric tale, approximately 200 pages overlong. An intriguing last few chapters and ending could stand alone as prelude to the final book."
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