Hidden Empire by Kevin Anderson(21 ratings)
|Submitted by Sarah |
This had the promise of being a good story, but it's let down by a fatal flaw - Anderson apparently can't write. The characters are one dimensional and not believable. The scenes are as wooden as the people who inhabit them, the pacing is all over the place and Anderson treats his audience as if we are as stupid as his characters. Every point is laboured over and over and over again and yet, for all its length, Anderson never manages to evoke more emotion than a bored station announcer on a drizzly November morning.
|Submitted by Tom Capey |
Written like a Mills & Boon in space.
|Submitted by Thomas |
From the backcover the book sounded fascinating; exactly the awe-inspiring literary space opera I like so much in the Ian Banks tradition. However, although there are certain interesting aspects to the novel like the Klikiss torch the characterisation seemed superficial and vaguely irritating. There is no depth to the novel and frankly I didn't enjoy the novel much and I am certainly not buying any of the sequels.
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