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Semiosis by Sue Burke
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Closer to a 2.5.

I love a good first contact-ish type book, and this is somewhat adjacent in that way given the plot, which involves a shipwrecked crew forging a communicative bond with the wildlife on a foreign planet. The problem with the book? It feels like it has little in the way of heart and less in the way of a real significant plot. A lot of this felt needlessly abstract, and the result is a book that barely resonated with me and lacked that real base I was looking for.

Many might like this for those qualities, to be fair. This is less a failure of a book and more of a book failing to connect with me personally. But there are enough issues with the book in terms of construction and choices to know this was a miss in many ways.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2018 – Started Reading
January 10, 2018 – Shelved
January 10, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-own-on-kindle
January 10, 2018 – Shelved as: arcs-manuscripts
January 10, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley-edition
January 22, 2018 – Shelved as: read-sci-fi
January 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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