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The House of Rumour

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You may won­der (not re­al­ly) why it took me years to fin­ish read­ing this book. The an­swer is, of course, that it did­n't, but that Kobo had sold it to me, I start­ed read­ing it, and then they took it away be­cause of bull­shit rea­son­s, so I restart­ed it once I found it on Kin­dle Un­lim­it­ed.

Now, about the book: it's quite awe­some. The au­thor brings an en­cy­clo­pe­dic knowl­edge of ran­dom triv­ia and or­ga­nizes it in­to a co­her­ent tale cov­er­ing some 50 years. I am not sure what the point of the sto­ry ac­tu­al­ly is but it's very in­ter­est­ing and quite a bit of fun to read.

Calamity (Reckoners, #3)

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Nice con­clu­sion to the tril­o­gy. Even ties up all the lose ends AFAIC­S.

Axis (Spin, #2)

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Did­n't like it as much as the 1st one in the se­ries. The hy­po­thet­i­cal's pow­er set is veer­ing dan­ger­ous­ly to the ar­bi­trary, which, con­sid­er­ing their 1st known ac­tion was wrap­ping earth in a mem­brane that slowed time is re­al­ly a bit much. Not sure if I will get the 3rd one.

Spin (Spin, #1)

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I think the out of se­quence nar­ra­tive struc­ture re­moved a bit too much of the sus­pense. It's a "high con­cep­t" book, so it takes an idea and runs with it, re­veal­ing it grad­u­al­ly, but know­ing a few of the things that are re­vealed so ear­ly in the book re­moves the mis­tery, and I may (or maybe not) pre­fer if it were told in a more straight­for­ward way.

I liked the char­ac­ter­s, though, they are grownup­s, which is al­most re­fresh­ing nowa­days.

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