... a bit bizzare - but then it deals with Chinese belief system, so... ;)
... and the main character is annoying as hell! really - a more stereotypical of a self-absorbed silly teenager "in love" could not be delivered! ... she's rather like Sansa, really... oO
still - the historical background is simply fascinating and it's an enjoyable, summer read :)
... not too bad, but lacking a bit - after the awesome Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion this seems somewhat lacking. perhaps too much foreshadowing, perhaps something else - not sure what - but though I did enjoy reading the book, I was not as riveted as with the previous two...
so: at some point it may have gotten a bit too... supernatural? for my tastes.
and I almost got lost (or maybe I did get lost) with some of the plot twists and who-did-what-and-when...
but: Simmons has AMAZING imagination to pull this off! definitely a sci-fi masterpiece!
Turning from the future to the past, here is a look at what literature spawned out of the Great Depression era. It has been said that "hardship produces good literature." Is that true?
like: OMG! 400 pages and I'm stumpted as far as who/what/why goes!
great book - it's been a while since I've experience such... suspense and mystery...
also: you'd think there is a limited number of futures these sci-fi types can come up with. well - it seems there isn't oO
a fascinating read. surprisingly current, though the book was written more than half a century ago! (srsly? could not believe it was THAT old...)
anyway - ideal for a lazy afternoon in the sun. a getting depressed ;)
... so - one sunny afternoon and I quite literally swallowed the book.
can't believe it's been sitting on my shelf for three years before I got to it!
such an amazing and vivid story! (although very sad, too... not for the faint-hearted...)