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Omega the Unknown by Jonathan Lethem
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it was ok
bookshelves: graphic, unfinished, science-fiction

Maybe it's just because I'm not familiar with the original series, but this seemed really... underdone. Also pretentious, but I'd be okay with that if it were either more intellectually rigorous, or more action-packed. Being neither, it just feels boring. The art is rather dull as well -- the lack of expressiveness weakens the effect of the robotic and otherwise emotionally stilted characters by decreasing their contrast with the "normal" ones.
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Reading Progress

August 3, 2011 – Started Reading
August 3, 2011 – Shelved
August 14, 2011 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by mark (new)

mark monday oh no, i just bought this!

message 2: by Mir (last edited Aug 16, 2011 02:38PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Mir Lots of people seem to adore it. Have you read Lethem before? His books always sound intriguing but I've never gotten even halfway through one. This is the 3rd or 4th of his I've tried. I guess he is not for me, but maybe he is for you.

message 3: by mark (new)

mark monday nope - but they're on the list. Fortress of Solitude in particular.

message 4: by Mir (new) - rated it 2 stars

Mir I KNOW. Doesn't that look good? But I will not even try it. That's just setting myself up for disappointment.

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