Roberto's Reviews > The Killing Machine

The Killing Machine by Jack Vance
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

liked it

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.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Killing Machine.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

August 6, 2012 – Shelved
Started Reading
September 27, 2014 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.