|About the Book|
Pros: Norwood creates a widely varied universe filled with strange and interesting intelligent species, and explores the complexities of how such unusual beings would interact with and resolve conflict with each other and a large 20th century Earth style government bureaucracy called the Fed.Cons: Because the novel is written in the form of a journal I felt like I was missing out on the full drama of what should have been really intense moments, and I never really felt personally involved with the story. There is a lot of poetry, as the main character takes it upon himself (for reasons that confuse me) to compose, translate, and research poems wherever he goes and whatever he is doing. I found this uninteresting. Also, I wasnt a fan of the love triangle that develops throughout the book.Conclusion: Im happy to have read this book, though I feel like it could have been more.