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The Nex by Tim Pratt
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bookshelves: kid-fantasy

A little too linear for my tastes: problem arises, problem investigated, solution conceived, solution implemented, everybody goes home. I prefer stories that unfold a bit more... organically. Having said that, The Nex is still pretty engaging. Our heroine, Randy, is an unremarkable figure, rather bland in her familiar, no-nonsense "she-hero who just wants to go home" kind of way. But she is more than balanced by two rather extreme accidental henchmen: Howlaa the skinshifting violence specialist and Wisp, a sort of loose conglomeration of non-corporeal blinking lights with a tendency to lecture. The world this all takes place in - The Nex - is also a fairly unusual world, and it's populated by enough oddities and misfits that most readers probably won't notice the too-simple story structure.

Overall, a fun read, but not as meaty as I would have liked.

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Reading Progress

May 5, 2012 – Started Reading
May 5, 2012 – Shelved
May 5, 2012 – Shelved as: kid-fantasy
May 5, 2012 –
May 5, 2012 – Finished Reading

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