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Halting State by Charles Stross
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Jan 15, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: e-books, science-fiction, favorites, dead-tree-version, re-read
Read in September, 2013

[Hey! What happened to my original review?!?]

This is my favorite Charles Stross book, and that is saying something. I just re-read it after a 4-year gap, and I found it even better the second time around. The plot is so twisty, the high-tech details so thick and the narrative style so rich (or, to some peoples' thinking, confusing) that even knowing the basic plot, it was still a rollercoaster ride.

One note: some friends who listened to this on audiobook complained that it was difficult to follow. Even though the narrator was apparently quite good, the fact that the story is told from 3 different viewpoints and one uses Scottish idiom and accent contributed to their puzzlement.

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