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The protagonist is luggage floating in a sea of exposition, carried along by currents of mysterious origin, achieving nothing, influencing nothing. Despite the huge wodges of exposition, I was still completely baffled by the the denouement, having very little idea of who was doing what or why.
Just a huge waste of time. Presumably the Xbox game can't be this dull?
I long since gave up paying for books by Bear but at this point I think I will give up even reading him for free.