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on July 10, 2013 :
What a book! The protagonist initially reminded me of the character in A Confederacy of Dunces. I was ready to quit the book, but decided to stick it out. Especially since the author gifted me the code. Okay, sense of obligation but still.....
Glad I did. Verne's travails lead to an incredible discovery and quite frankly stunned me. Note: I'm in my 50's and have read literally thousands of books, so I've read my share of plots and twists. I won't go further for fear of spoilers.
I hope that he continues writing for the concept and possibilities are seemingly endless.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
on Sep. 19, 2012 :
The Culling started off a little slow. There were a few times in the first quarter of the book that I considered stopping and just choosing another book. It was character development, but it was just too slow for my liking. I did stick it out and I am very glad that I did. Once the book started moving away from the relationships of the people and into the thick of things, it sped right up and kept my interest very well. Eventually I found it very hard to put the book down for the night as I needed to know what was coming.
Most Of The excitement was how little of the book was expected. There were so many twists and turns that made it hard to stop from reading "just one more chapter". The point of view that you are seeing the story from changed with each section within a paragraph, but within the first sentence you know exactly who is the current focus. The way all the characters interact with each other and who they all turn out to be is pretty incredible and very well written and thought out.
While not overly action packed, it is a very interesting book and dives deep into the theory of time. Always shifting perspective and who the characters mean to other characters kept the book moving at a pretty fast pace. It sometimes might be difficult to read if you are overly tired as there are some ideas which can be confusing and require a clear head. Overall, a really good read that I would recommend for those that like the think about what they read. The second book that I have read from this author, and I am very impressed!
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)