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Apocalypse Troll, The

AuthorDavid Weber Entered2001-01-09 19:29:23 by bcrowell
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SubjectP.Z - Fiction in English and juvenile belles lettres
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Slightly more than just another SF story.
by Christos Dimitrakakis on 2002-11-13 08:05:12, review #223
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better than 80%
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typical
The book's opening made me feel reluctant to proceed through to the rest. Generic battle scenes, characters and some standard SF-style physics thrown in for good measure. The second part of the book is vastly more interesting, especially when dealing with the Troll itself. However I felt that the author had an interesting idea which he abandon hastily. How about exploring the Troll some more? How about exploring the aliens some more? Why does it all have to be from the earth's viewpoint? In general, although the writing is not great, it is not sub-standard either. The pacing is good enough and the structure is quite well thought-out, unlike the structure of this review. I enjoyed reading this book, but was slightly disappointed and I don't think it will be one of those books that I will be reading again and again. Ps. A problem that I had with this book (you might not experience problems with it) is that the author's US-central view of the world. Obscure references to the balkans don't help. However, cultural differences do exist and the influence is minor.

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