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The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

enarx's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

Challenging topics, forces you to think. Very dense and leaves you wanting more, but one of the more thought provoking science fictions I’ve read - very relevant

bears_book_cave's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

jennkei's review against another edition

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2.0

Not quite my kind of meandering.

wemilyebb's review against another edition

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emotional informative mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

smeyers98's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.0

roses_posy's review against another edition

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fast-paced

3.75

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rcleister's review

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So slow and confusing. Could not get into it! 

sprit's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced

3.0

It is well written and has lots of interesting ideas brought up but is severely lacking in its story. It spends the entire book setting up what would be a very fun “Arrival” style plot and ends with basically no resolution of that plot. I understand that the focus of the book is to ask questions about consciousness and potential communication with other species but without resolution to the plot it falls very flat for me. I also didn’t care at all about the B-plots. 

mikeylikzit's review against another edition

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4.0

This was an excellent read.
The novel addresses questions of consciousness in a world where we are not the only self-aware beings. Some artificial and others evolving in the ocean unseen.

electrosailor's review

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adventurous reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0