06 September 2007

Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell

Exciting space opera in a badass human rebels throw off the evil alien empire mold.

The author makes a few cuts from the action to wholly new characters and plots, which I found disconcerting. I think this kind of multi-threaded plot works better if you introduce all of them at the beginning, rather than staggered through the novel. Especially as this means that you get moved from character A doing some exciting stuff to a new character D who is just starting their story arc (i.e. not doing anything exciting just yet). I think there's an underappreciation of just telling a story from beginning to end these days. But that's not really a big deal.

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