By Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds is still by far my favorite author and I loved this book, once it got going. I understand how important it is to build characters, but I like to get straight into the action and that started from about a third of the way through. This book is clearly the foundation for some much bigger stuff and I’m really looking forward to it.
I love books that force you to concentrate. Blue Remembered Earth takes you on a mystery tour and there is always something you don’t know that feels imperative to find out, right to the end. I also didn’t see most of the twists or surprises coming, which is always refreshing. I didn’t like the main character Geoffrey much. He was just too reactionary and angry with everyone all the time.