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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
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it was amazing
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A series of scientifically impossible events leads to the discovery of an imminent alien invasion in this translation of the insanely popular and award winning Chinese novel.

This novel has pretty much everything a sci-fi fan could ever want - epic scale, high octane action and suspense, mind blowing hard sci-fi concepts. The prose leans heavily on dramatic metaphors and crisp, stark imagery in a way that might be a little jarring at first for readers not used to such a direct style, but once you train your mind to accept it, it makes for quite a memorable experience.

From it's shocking opening condemning the maoist revolutionaries' war on science - horrific circumstances that lead directly to human collaboration with the impending invasion force - all the way through to the climactic discovery of the seemingly insurmountable advantage the invaders have, this book is as close to un-put-downable as you are likely to find.

I cannot recommend a book more highly than this and anticipation for its soon to be released sequel grows more painful by the day.
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Reading Progress

April 22, 2015 – Started Reading
April 22, 2015 – Shelved
April 22, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 22, 2015 –
page 49
12.25%
April 23, 2015 –
page 92
23.0%
April 23, 2015 –
page 108
27.0%
April 24, 2015 –
page 136
34.0%
April 25, 2015 –
page 198
49.5%
April 28, 2015 –
page 246
61.5%
April 30, 2015 –
page 258
64.5%
May 1, 2015 –
page 293
73.25%
May 6, 2015 –
page 337
84.25%
May 7, 2015 – Finished Reading
June 5, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites

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message 1: by William (new) - added it

William Thank you for the glowing review!

This is on my top-to-read list, which only has 138 books on it *sighs*


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