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Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

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If it was, perhaps it's just as well that I've never read that (non-Alastair-Reynolds) book.
 

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I re-read my post from (can it be?) nearly a year ago. I find that Alastair Reynolds books still leave me frustrated. Some of them start out with such promise (he has some wonderful plot ideas) but they all devolve into a maddening psychological battle, within or without. I have read none with the purity of purpose and grace filled living that draws me to books like David Weber's Honor Harrington series.

It is not that I have not given him a fair shake. I've read Chasm City, Revelation Space, Pushing Ice, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap. All of them IMO started with great promise and ended in frustrating failure.
 

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We can't all have the same taste in things, Parson.



(Otherwise we would all be glued to the soaps, "reality TV" and goodness knows what. :eek::()
 

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We can't all have the same taste in things, Parson.



(Otherwise we would all be glued to the soaps, "reality TV" and goodness knows what. :eek::()
Sound of the Parson gagging. I had not thought of it that way!!!

Surely with enough culture and learning every person would share my tastes and the perfection they represent! :D:eek:
 
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