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The World Of Ptavvs by Larry Niven
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Apr 11, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: among-others, 2012

I keep clicking close instead of save. Also this review interface doesn't work in chrome. He is totally obsessed with hypnotism, to an embarrassing extent. An amateur hypnotist can get a hardened police chief to starve himself to death and shit his pants.

Also, can we talk about how a ten year old wrote this shit? Some mind-controlling alien has killed and maimed hundreds and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage but we're not going to, I don't know, kill him with overwhelming military force or anything like that. Nah, we'll send two dudes who don't know what they're doing instead. Maybe they won't shoot because of human hostages. Totally. Way better for all of humanity to be enslaved.

And when we catch said alien let's just put him in a stasis field and drop it in a museum so that anyone can steal him and turn it off and loose him again. Sounds great.

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