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Winter World (Hardcover, 2019, Legion Books) 4 stars

Review of 'Winter World' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

This book is quite a mystery to me: I do not understand how it got such high ratings.
I love sci-fi, and the premise looked exactly like something I would love, but the writing was just too bad, I really had to force myself to finish it because I'm apparently incapable of dropping a book before the end. I only gave it two stars because of the premise.
I am not a writer, but I have heard many time the "show, don't tell" moto, and never really paid much attention to it until I read this book. Everything is spelt out, and everything falls flat.
Every other chapter is written from the perspective of one of the two main characters, and their constant reminding us of how amazing and awesome the other person is unbearable (please tell us that once more that Harry is a genius..., his only flaw: he …

Prey (2003, Avon Books) 3 stars

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles -- …

Review of 'Prey' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

As usual with Crichton books the action is fast paced and entertaining, however I really struggled with the tech premise in this one. I already raised an eyebrow at the pointless examples of "code" included in the book which don't bring anything to the story, but half way trough I really struggled to keep the suspension of disbelief. The writing was still enjoyable enough I guess, but by the end I just wanted to be done with it.