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Origin by J.A. Konrath
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Aug 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: horror, sci-fi


Origin is one hell of an express ride. Brilliantly fast paced and scary. A completely satisfactory techno thriller, what it promised and intended to be. I read away last 180 pages in a single go, it was that hard to put down.

Pros:
- Decent characters, no unnecessary manuscripts about their pasts that is a major put-off sometimes.
- Decent enough story with element of suspense and discovery
- Brilliantly described ambiance and setting against story background
- Fast paced adrenaline rush driven second half. Plot just accelerates till the very last page.

Cons:
- Could have used more character development. Though this is Konrath's writing style I guess and some characters are indeed likeable; but some side-characters you simply don't care about.
- The explanation for happenings in the novel are scattered in parts and are insufficient.
- The post ending few lines were uncalled for, though this must be just my personal opinion.
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