Banks, Iain M. -- Transition

Ten marks out of ten for the opening paragraph. The rest of the book does not hold the pace. It's the kind of story whose fun is in holding lots and lots of unrelated pieces in your head, and then trying to fit them together. It does this adequately, but without any sense that I should be rooting for any of the characters. And, weirdly, there are no major revelations at the end (or anywhere else). I would have thought revelations were a genre convention, in jigsaw-puzzle plots.

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