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Second act of a grand opera
am 22. Mai 2016
One either enjoys Alistair Reynolds' complex and often indulgent space operas, or simply doesn't. I do. His works are beyond the tight-packed novella and take in a broad amount of themes from various points of view. And it hangs together well. Unlimately, a book should hold your interest and amuse, broaden your horizons and not be predictable. Reynolds accomplshes this with ease, as he simply seems to have no interest in sterotypes (mostly), giving his characters space to move, develope and change their minds. For the reader a source of enjoyment and often quite amusing.
I thoroughly savoured this book, but you should read the first edition in the series Revelation Space beforehand. Although this book stands well alone, you will miss some of the connections without the first work.