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1.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


On the barren surface of an asteroid, located deep in the galaxy beneath the unbearable light of the Kefahuchi Tract, lie three objects: an abandoned spacecraft, a pair of bone dice covered with strange symbols, and a human skeleton. What they are and what they mean are the mysteries explored and unwrapped in LIGHT, M.

John Harrison's triumphant novel.


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A sad and depressing book. At first sight, it looks like it might at least have some ideas, but it becomes apparent before very long that what sound like ideas are merely empty phrases recycled over and over -- sprays of sub-atomic particles, dimensions, gamma rays, blood, bodies, and random psychopaths. M. John may be a troubled soul, but he's just not that interesting.

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Not awful, but fairly dire. It started as pretentious claptrap, but I decided to stick with it after putting it aside a couple of times. It remained pretentious claptrap, with quite a few doses of gratuitous unpleasantness. Maybe there's something deep and meaningful in this, but if so I missed it. Some of the writing, it must be admitted, is quite evocative.

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