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Steve Lavender

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Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-17

Lacks the verisimilitude of Furst’s earlier novels in the series. A by-the-numbers thriller that isn’t very thrilling-no real sense of danger or suspense.

“Annihilation” in space

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-03

Not terrible, but there’s nothing original here. The characters are somewhat flat. The narrator is very good, however.

Longmire returns to form

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-25

After the Rambo-like adventures of the last novel Walt Longmire and the Absaroka County Sheriff’s Department are dealing with a close-to-home mystery involving a murdered shepherd and a missing boy that delves deep into local and personal history. A classic Longmire story and a nearly perfect read. George Guidall as usual is excellent.

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Terrific

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-20

I was disappointed at first with the change in narrator, but it only took a few minutes before the dark vision of Claire Dewitt drew me in again. I hope there will be more ...

Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-04

Okay. I’m going to say it: Fall is boring.
I was excited to return to the adventures of the Forthrast family, and eagerly awaited this sequel to Reamde, but I could barely finish it. Stephenson’s view of the singularity is pinched and narrow, and his characters mostly flat plot devices, rather than the living people I have come to expect from him. Coming so soon after the similarly disappointing DODO, Fall comes dangerously close to pushing Stephenson off my must-read list!

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Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-29

I have always enjoyed both the Academy and Benedict series, but in reading the last couple of books it has struck me just how White, and mid-century middle American, Mcdevitt’s futures are.
Normally the ingenuity and inherent interest of his plots draws me in, but I am no longer finding that.
Surely society 10,000 years from now won’t be indistinguishable from American society c. 1950.