Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey
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somewhere between a bit better than 'meh' and okay


Excellent science fiction needs two things: a great story and great ideas. Leviathan Wakes doesn't offer much of both.


As a big fan of Daniel Abraham's The Long Price Quartet, I had high hopes for this series... I hoped that what I gathered from reviews - not to expect a lot of originality or refinement - would prove untrue. It didn't. So, is this lack compensated for enough by other good stuff, like thrills, fun and general coolness? Not much. Leviathan Wakes is just run-of-the-mill space opera. It's entertaining most of the time, but nothing more. I suppose I'll read book 2, but if the quality doesn't improve, I'm probably out after that.

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