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Void Star by Zachary Mason
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it was ok

I was so distracted by the grandiloquent prose in this one that I almost didn't notice there was a story here, or any characters living it. Too poetic, if that's possible. Author is talented with his words, no doubt, but dialing back every sensation, every stream of thought about every motion and process occurring in the setting and to the characters would have served the novel better for me. At times it felt like watching Ghost in the Shell or some similar near-future, tech-philosophy film in Slow Mo, and certainly there's an audience for that, but I just wasn't in it this time.
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April 22, 2017 – Started Reading
April 26, 2017 – Shelved
April 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Roh (new) - rated it 1 star

Roh Exactly my problem. Except it was so much so that I didn't get to the story. I had to put the book down. There may have been a great story and great characters but the style of writing didn't just make it hard for me to connect, it pushed me away.

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