I gave up on a different Peter F. Hamilton book a couple of years ago, but Erik convinced me to give the author another try. It started out good – I laughed, but then I got bogged down in some details. Part of the problem is most likely me. I’m too tired to read more than a paragraph at a time.
Update: The focus shifted to a completely different set of characters in a completely different situation, and that part of the plot caught my attention. And THEN I saw how the two sections worked together, and I found myself enjoying the characters and plot in the first section again, so whew. It all came together for me, and I did really like the book. The sequel is on my list.
Yay! My opinion of books is still valid!
I did like the structure of everyone telling a story and how the all knit together over time. Even the dude with the “monkeys” who I had my doubts about. I’ll looking forward to the second half, too.
Yeah, the monkey thing was a little weird and didn’t get less weird. 🙂