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Emphyrio by Jack Vance
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Dec 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi

4.5 stars, actually.

There's a certain soft touch to the way the book is written that I found appealing, even though I started to feel as though the plot was being neglected. At the end, I realised this was not the case at all, and Vance had pulled off a fairly neat trick, and managed to develop all the elements of the book (characters, plot, setting) in a perfectly synergistic way.

The key characters will stay with me for a long time, I feel - Ghyll is a more subtle, layered hero than those of most sci fi novels.
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