Matthew Dyet

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2 hours in and it goes nowhere.

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Reviewed: 26-02-2020

I really did try to enjoy Consider Phlebas, but after 2 hours the purpose of the narrative was unclear. It felt like we were following a character on a tour of the galaxy, learning more about the state of the world rather than the characters and their motivations in it. Characters aside from our main exist only to introduce us to other species and their circumstances, and they are entirely disposable - thrown away constantly before they can go anywhere to introduce us to the next concept. I could not finish it.