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I applaud Hamilton in his way of building up the invasion. Because he introduced a lot of characters and let us lived with each as if we were them, the invasion gave an intense feeling as by this time we were already in their world. It also justifies the length of the book – 988 pages, font size 11.5, with a .8 line-spacing and why you should not skip anything.
Combine his method of thoroughly describing the world around, I can truly say that I was there during the invasion. The 800 pages or so building up the characters ended up being a built-up of the world and the invasion. It simply pulled me in. It immersed me. I was really there with them.
No other book brought this level of immersion to me. Hamilton disproved me that immersion is only possible with role-playing games – no, it is possible in books as well. First book and I am now a Hamilton fan. Different characters across 600 planets with independent stories all weaving together at the end. Peter Hamilton is indeed the best in Epic Space Operas.
You can read my complete review on my blog: http://laibcoms.com/pandoras-star...Continua
If yu couldn't get enough of Hamilton's Reality Dysfunction, these books are for you. His style of story telling is masterfull. The characters come alive and once again the story line really keeps you turning the pages. The second book is called Judas Unchained....Continua
Vast numbers of characters spread across a very detailed world/galaxy. So many threads at the beginning make for a difficult and slow start. Some of the details also feel they are there just for the sake of detail. However, once the pace start picking up, I couldn't put it down. Going to read it again before moving onto Judas Unchained (the conclusion)....Continua
It was a little boring to read at first; my guess, based on how this book ended, the author wanted to give as much detail about the story and characters as he could, which actually was great. I love all the detail that went into telling the story of the commonwealth, and the subsequent events that befall it.
Can't wait to start the second book, Judas Unchained, later today.