Posted by Stolzi on December 17, 1997 at 10:01:20:
In response to Entitled to your opinion (grin!), written by Liz M on December 17, 1997 at 07:54:03
] I couldn't repress a smile at your - ahem - succinct opinion of the book. I agree that the beginning is a little tough to get into, but it's worth it, once the story starts to develop. (It wasn't just the first 5 or 6 pages - try the first 20 or 30! I just plowed on because I hate leaving a book unfinished.)
Well, I think I played fair by also flipping and trying to "get into it" also at other places, further on. Didn't work. I found it to have tiny print, indistinguishable characters, a plot that didn't catch my interest, etc. The initial situation, of a man who had lost months out of his life, should have been a grabber, but not the way it was developed here.
] The other problem may have been the genre -
Our group is fairly catholic in its tastes, there'll probably be some who love this book. I, for instance, reveled in Tim Powers' tale of time-trippers to the 19th century, The Anubis Gates, so I don't think genre is the problem.
You speak of opium dreams; is there any real magic in it at all?
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