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Meeks by Julia Holmes
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Nov 10, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction

After having read the other 2 star reviews (read them, I concur) I have concluded that I have nothing further to add, other than to say that this short novel would have been better if it it had either been drastically cut down to a short story (where its slender idea would have had more impact) or expanded (and reworked) into a longer (and more insightful) story. As it stands now, I don't see why it was published. The first half was okay, the second dragged interminably - I speed read (something I don't normally do) through the last quarter of the novel. The ending was all too predictable, which in more skillful hands would have been been a reward in itself, but in this case just landed with a dull thump.

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