This is a "Dickian" novel... The hero is catapulted into something he doesn't want to be in or maybe he wants ?
Even better than the first. Engaging from the very first page, plus there's more things you get to know about the Culture, especially the game playing aspect. Total genius, made me dream.
If you think the Culture's terrifying, wait until you find out about Azad's empire. Certain scenes stick to your memory better than a horror movie!
Very well written space opera which reads quick enough that I finished it in two days. The setting is well thought out and gives enough depth to the story.
The story in this book of the player of games Morat Gurgeh is somewhat simplistic, but makes its point. This is still ‘just’ sci-fi but the craft with which it's written makes me want to read more....Continua