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Halo by Tom Maddox
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ebook
Read from February 14 to 17, 2011 — I own a copy

The curse of the missing half star strikes again. Calling this book a three would be a disservice, but it's not quite entertaining enough to be a full four.

A Creative Commons novel freely available at as well as the authour's own site and traditional formats, it's a trippy examination of what it is to be human. Sci-Fi in the truest sense - exploratory, and mind expanding.

It's difficult to review this novel after only reading it once - For me there was both lots to like and lots to dislike. The presentation especially fell into the latter category, mainly sticking to one viewpoint but wandering away from it almost at random to other characters, and slipping from story to sermon and back. Pieces of it (the cat for instance) just never quite clicked for me. Other pieces resonated strongly.

Somehow in the end if fell short of awesome, but you should read it anyway.

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