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August 21st, 2008 - Phil's Rambling Rants

August 21st, 2008

August 21st, 2008
08:33 pm

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Book review: Very Hard Choices
Today's book review is Very Hard Choices by Spider Robinson.

This is a direct sequel to Very Bad Deaths, but it's a separate story and the characters are explained, so it should stand on its own.

This book has characters that succeed, at least to some degree, in engaging my interest, and a political message that I agree with.  But the tolerable adventure story plot through the first two thirds or so of the book gets turned on its head in a way that's not really fair to the reader, and the rest of the book goes in a tinfoil hat direction.  Page by page, it's not bad, but as a whole, it's very weak; I expect better of Robinson.

5 out of 10.

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