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fun, just as good as the former

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-04-21

looking forward to the next book in the series, should be a flipping mini series

pretty good, not his best

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

Reviewed: 2020-02-06

still, happy to have a timely instalment of the good stuff

felt like a lot more blocking and precise movement than ideas or plot

Yahtzee knocked it out of the park again

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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: 2020-01-13

With Hemmingway-esque brevity and pure dry wit the author has penned another rip roaring tale. If you liked the first you'll love this one. But, no need to read the previous one, he'll catch you up on what's necessary to know. Not to mention the bastard reads quite well, as, you should know he does in his job as an online video game critic. This of course has honed his sense for what makes a good story. And of course he puts it to good use.

World class story telling from internet smart ass

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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: 2020-01-11

I've been a big fan of Jeremy Scott's work at CinemaSins since it's inception. And when he announced that he was publishing a book a couple years ago I should have bought it then at pre-order. But for some reason I didn't and now I regret it. I should have jumped forward and supported this creative person and I would have been happily surprised as this book kicks ass. Super heroes, kids, secret societies, the world in danger, it's got everything and a well honed sense for ironies and narrative. I'm looking forward to reading Strings and hope Scott continues with the work and cranks out a few more books AND that they get turned into A+ audio books.

excellent novel

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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: 2019-05-07

something else, a narrative treatment about reality and simulation, among other things. An aging child actor, an erratic rock critic, their friends and other loved ones in delerious conspiracy theory skating fugues hammer out riffs on popular culture and parodies there in.

Eh, the author seemed tired at the end

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-29

I read the first two books in this series and mostly enjoyed them. The author's apparent obsession with the appearance and breeding and cultural identity of every single darn character got really trying after a while. I want to know what hard choices people make, not things they can't choose. If I want that stuff I'll read the horrific day to day news coming out of the new yellow journalism.
Here in the third book I felt like Jemisin was kinda phoning in the story and stretching it out to fill pages. To be fair the fantastical ideas and descriptions were nice and entertaining, but it didn't carry the story for me. There was some really nice pay off with repeated motifs in the story and strong world building, but that's not enough for me.
In the end I can't recommend this and I won't be returning to this series or any other of N. K. Jemisin's books.

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