House of Suns

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 06-01-10

Reynolds gets better and better

Alastair Reynolds publishes books with such a rapidity it is truly astonishing that each is so good. He has certainly become one of the great masters of Space Opera. He is consistently brilliant unlike the erratic Iain M Banks who only has flashes of Sci-Fi brilliance.
House of Suns proved to be an excellent, involving read which is intriguingly and shrewdly paced and plotted. And it is read with a great sympathy for his style of writing - great to hear a British voice for a British novelist - which adds to the enjoyment.
I never got far beyond the first fifty pages reading the novel but this recording engaged much more quickly and it just got better every page. I do hope they'll go back and record 'Century Rain' now with the same narrator

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. G. J. Walker on 02-09-10

Mr Reynolds does it again

Fatastic story and the characters are really in depth and believeable (although slightly similar to characters from other books of his; but this is kinda unavoidable). My only complaint with this book it that it simply does not finish it only ends. Alastair Reynolds is top notch sci fi writer but please can someone help him to finish a story??? I was looking forward to the sequel to House of Suns until I realised there wasn't one. Shame as it really lends itself to a Revelation Space-type triology.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 09-11-09

House of suns

Excellent story well read, money well spent.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Miss King on 12-27-12

House of Suns

Who wants to kill all the Gentian shatterlings and why? This is what I would describe as proper scifi; strange aliens, lots of space travel and strange future technology. This was the second book by Alastair Reynolds that I listened to (I can also recommend Terminal World). Wonderfully read by John Lee. A great listen.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 03-17-12

Way to go !

I simply don't believe it ! I am in awe and an unrepentant fan, the scope of his imagination, the characters, in this case a love story spanning time and space, a great yarn that spins its way across millions of years and takes as read sci-fi staples, held me rapt and delighted.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By paul on 02-14-15

A good read

Decent plot. Good characterisation. A worthwhile read if you like epic space adventures and layered plots and lots of characters.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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