The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Seth Dickinson
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The Traitor Baru Cormorant


First things first: I didn't finish this book. I read 260 of its 399 pages, and then decided to give up. I did read the last 20 pages, to check the ending, mainly in function of this review.

It doesn't happen a lot that I abandon a book, and surely there are much worse books that I did finish - I'm looking at you, Sandworms Of Dune. The debut of Seth Dickinson simply couldn't hold my interest any longer, and reading it became a chore.

I had two main problems with The Traitor Baru Cormorant: I felt it tried too hard to be something it is not, and I couldn't connect with any of the characters. There are multiple reasons for both issues.

The book is marketed as smart - written by "a lapsed student of neuroscience" - being full of political and economical intrigue. (...)

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