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Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
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This is set in the Commonwealth universe by the smallest of direct links; a single character name mentioned in passing. I have read almost everything by Hamilton at this point and can say without question this is the weakest book he has written. I'm a big fan of his so would only recommend this if you also like his writing and just want to experience everything he's done. This is not space opera but I do not really know what to call it. Meandering and pointless for the most part. It only really felt like Hamilton within the last 15 or so pages. This may be harsh but at this point I have high expectations from him and this didn't meet any of them.

The plot is about the advent of a technology that is significant in all the Commonwealth books. The focus is barely on that at all however and the focus is about the sex drive of certain major characters.

Every other book by Hamilton I've found excellent and really fun. Start anywhere but here.
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Reading Progress

February 19, 2019 – Started Reading
February 19, 2019 – Shelved
February 20, 2019 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 20, 2019 – Finished Reading

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