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Great concept but lousy writing...
am 19. Februar 2004
I was quite eager to read this book, especially after reading the very positive reviews. While the Idea of a Ringworld is intriguing - the realization of the concept is a big disappointment. There's something odd about Niven's writing style - it's neither alive nor vibrant nor descriptive, often you just end up very confused. The characters are two-dimensional - they feel like something that escaped from a comic book (and not a very good one at that). Also you can't help but get the impression, than the author does not exactly think highly of a woman's intellectual abilities. All the female characters seem to be "dumb" but sexy, they're even less "alive" than the rest of the "crew", and on the Planet of the ridiculous cat-like aliens "Kzin" the females aren't even sentient!
What is also quite ridiculous is the concept of breeding for luck! Jeez! Well... enough of that I'll be looking for a decent book now :-)