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Extinction by B.V. Larson
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Good, but certainly not great.

This novel manages to do something I don't see a lot in these sorts of pulpy explosion-centric stories. I wouldn't have thought a computer scientist would make a good action hero, but it works. Maybe that's my own biases, but that's OK. When the main character is problem solving, it actually kind of makes sense. It's not just think think think magic.

Unfortunately most of the novel is spent in the weakest aspect of the writing: a long combat campaign. It was pretty vanilla. It's fun, just not creative.

Some reviewers complain about how shallow the main character's girlfriend is. They're not wrong, but remember context: everyone else is shallow too. None of the characters has a personality that needs more than a paragraph to capture.

I'll keep reading the series. I read the first book so now I'm duty-bound to read the rest. And it's a guilty indulgence. Popcorn for dinner.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2014 – Started Reading
January 4, 2014 – Shelved
January 12, 2014 – Finished Reading

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