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    Enjoyable

    First book I've read of Reynolds that is connected to 'real' world. Well done, excellent treatment of Africa as a 'natural' base for the future economy.
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    Couldn't put down

    I'm not a great reader and quote often fail to finish a book. However this book I had to finish. Its a riveting read with a variety of plot twists and and a most unexpected ending. I recommend this one.
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    Easily Forgotten Book

    I have been a fan of Alastair Reynolds for many years and have loved his previous hard edged science fiction work but I found this story line slow and lethargic, a departure from his usual style. The characters, though believable, engender little interest save for their part in the narrative, too many are introduced only to fall by the wayside three or four pages later. Unlike Peter F Hamilton who is unable to finish a good story, Alastair seems to be unable to start this one. If it weren't for my OCD for finishing books I've started, I would have abandoned this tome after the first of the three months it took to read it. This may appear as a negative review, (it is) but I long for the days of Diamond Dogs and The Prefect and sincerely hope Alastair pulls his thumb out his a......................
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