It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.
Cataloguing everything wrong with this book would take an age. Suffice to say poor writing combined with poor plotting leaves me frustrated with another Bear novel that had enough interesting ideas to give it a fairly generous two stars. As with previous books I've read by him, I find that the material would probably have suited another writer much better. In this case, Alastair Reynolds, who would have delighted in the Gothic horror elements and in fact wrote a vastly superior novella, Slow Bullets, that somewhat overlaps in territory.