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Ringworld by Larry Niven
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Dec 24, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: sci-fi
Recommended for: hardcore sci fi fans
Read in January, 2008

This book is good when it comes to the science of science fiction.

The Ringworld is interesting and well described, but the book really falls short in explaining the how and why questions that are constantly coming up.

The characters are shallow and pretty boring in general and are merely weak vehicles in a vague and more or less unexplained plot for exploring the mysterious Ringworld.

Overall this book is ok. It has its fun moments when reading about the mechanisms and design of the Ringworld or the grand scale of everything that the characters see, but I can't help but wishing the book would hurry up every time Niven talks about the character's lame feelings and sexual exploits.
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