I reed buks

June 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM | Posted in Book Reviews | Leave a comment

I finished “Universe” by Robert Heinlein last night. It’s a short story about people living on a spaceship and they think it’s the entire universe because they don’t know there’s an “outside.” And also they might be kind of stupid. It’s older than, but similar to, The Matrix, but like a Matrix that doesn’t care. It felt like he just got bored and stopped the story. I know short stories often end like that, but you can’t help but think if they didn’t, they wouldn’t have been short stories. And they’d be better. There wasn’t much backstory on why the mission ended and everyone forgot about it, which is disappointing. There’s a bit of philosphy, sure, but not enough, and nobody reading is in suspense that it’s a spaceship on a trip and not the whole universe, so there are no twists or surprises.

Do I suck at book reviews? Yes.

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