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Thursday, March 1, 2001  permanent URL for this entry

I finished Paul Cook's "The Engines of Dawn"; it was pretty crummy (why isn't that "crumby"?). Review posted to Amazon:

Weak (two stars)

The basic premise of this novel is promising, and could form the core of a well-crafted and absorbing book. Unfortunately, "The Engines of Dawn" is not that book.

The writing is often awkward and cliche-ridden ("He sported a black mustache of military smartness, and his snappy gray tunic had nary a crease"), and the characters are largely cardboard cut-outs, their actions and emotions changing from moment to moment according to the