I enjoy Modesitt's writing style a great deal. That is why, after finishing "Flash", I did not hesitate to get this in hardcover. The writing style was all that I could ask for, but....
Modesitt seems to be trying to make his future worlds as cryptic as possible. These worlds are very well thought out and complete, but in this case, the world being so far into the future, I had trouble figuring out half of the terminology. Context took care of most of it, but until I could get enough context, the lack of understanding left me distracted, trying to understand what was going on.
The other problem I had was that there was too much going on. With the main character, a private detective agent type, handling three jobs at the same time, I had difficulty telling the players apart. Much to my disappointment, the three plots had little if anything to do with each other, leaving me wondering why at least one of them was introduced.
This book took many of the things I loved about "Flash" and took them to extremes. While I love Modesitt's world (and word)-crafting, the plot had too much going on. For all the complexities, the resolution to the main plot left me feeling disappointed in its suddenness.
I'd say this is worth a read if you like far future fiction, but in paperback.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0765356546
- 条形码: 9780765356543
- 商品尺寸: 10.5 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- 商品重量: 172 g
- ASIN: 0765356546
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