Speakers Push Air

Read: Solaris
January 5, 2012, 6:10 pm
Filed under: Bookshelf, Reading | Tags: ,

Well that was disappointing. I’d been meaning to read this for years, and I’m afraid it was a bore. No idea if the translation was to blame, but the writing was leaden and the endless exposition of the science underpinning the narrative was unreadable (it feels weird to skip so much in what is already a fairly short book). The core idea was interesting, and the planet was quite vividly portrayed but in the end it felt that what might have been quite an impressive short story (30 pages, say, with more enigma and none of the theory) was dragged out far beyond interest. Dammit.

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