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Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton
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3.5 stars? You'll definitely get the dense future world building Hamilton is known for, and some philosophical talks and intense action sequences. He doesn't shy away from the sex either. This is book one of three, so you won't get too far into the alien ship plot. But the ending is definitely a highlight. It's structured like Hyperion or Canterbury Tales, where each traveler goes into a personal story on the way somewhere. The chapters takes place in different times, so pay attention to that. I think this would be tricky as an audiobook. There's some time displacements, new terms, and weird character names. I actually ended up reading and listening at the same time. That seemed to be the most fun, without missing any details. Hamilton's writing style seems a little work to take in. I wonder how I would rewrite tedious passages. I'm only writing this review so Luke Luke Burrage will read it on his SFBRP podcast. The audiobook is only 19 hours--a hop, skip, and a jump for Hamilton.

Good interview on the Geek's Guide podcast: https://geeksguideshow.com/2018/09/13...
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2018 – Shelved
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 10, 2018 – Started Reading
October 10, 2018 –
35.0% "Lots of stuff happening."
October 11, 2018 –
39.0% "Ok, I reviewed the times each chapter takes place in, and looked at the timeline in the back. There's a lot of society changing tech going on and aliens. I'm actually doing both the kindle on my laptop and audio at the same time."
October 11, 2018 –
53.0% "Home sick. Just finished an action-packed chapter."
October 11, 2018 –
70.0% "Hmm, kind of a dated gangster story."
October 12, 2018 –
81.0% "After a lot of chat, it's ass kicking time."
October 13, 2018 –
October 13, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Alexander Sounds good. More complex than his previous books?

Tamahome Probably the same, although the book is shorter than past ones. Sorry, I didn't notice the comment until now.

message 3: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Alexander Thanks!

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