Monday, December 17, 2007

Over the weekend, I finished Kaleidoscope Century by John Barnes.

I've liked other books by Barnes but I can't recommend this one. The narrative is very difficult to follow, mainly since it is made up of a mix of current events and the main character trying to remember what happened in the past. These events all blur together in such a way that it is difficult to tell if what is happening is current, in the past or just in a memory. On top of that confusion, the main character is a major sociopath who kills, rapes and tortures with no moral considerations at all.

Not a fun read, and not a particularly good one either.

Amazon Link: Kaleidoscope Century