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The Star King by Jack Vance
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I had not read Jack Vance in a while, and it's my first time reading it in english. It's the first time I prefer the translated work.

The needlessly old-fashioned vocabulary (why scold when you can objurgate!) makes for a difficult read, and the plot is thin enough already. The one-dimensionality of the characters, specially the main one, is explained away on a thin motivational basis.

Of course it also has the classic Vance world-building, a feeling that it all makes sense and is part of a much larger "everything", which is the main redeeming factor.
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Reading Progress

August 6, 2012 – Shelved
September 13, 2014 – Started Reading
September 20, 2014 – Finished Reading

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