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There Is No Antimemetics Division by qntm

its_zach's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

beckykreads's review against another edition

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

3.25

alvalvano's review against another edition

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

4.5

getupkid10's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

arachnichemist's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot

1.0

Its written like bad fan fiction with terrible pacing. It'  a big letdown given the theme.

aleccjohnston's review against another edition

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4.0

I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about the SCP Foundation, and I think it says a lot that I have since fallen head first into the rabbit hole that is SCP Lore. There is just so much to explore, and I am glad that this is where I began.

This book is, despite being very unusual with its ideas and jargon, incredibly digestible. I would feel comfortable recommending this to anyone(if I thought they’d be interested), even if they knew nothing about SCP.

There is an itch that I didn’t realize needed scratching that this book hit perfectly. A banger combination of both Sci-Fi and Cosmic Horror, it dropped me firmly into the satisfyingly disturbed headspace that I love to occupy reading these sorts of works.

Of course it isn’t perfect. When I learned that it is a compilation of the short stories that qntm wrote on the SCP forums I thought, “Yeah. That makes sense. I can see that.” Some of the writing and transitions are a bit jarring. Some typos confused me(especially ones I thought might’ve been intentional to indicate alien speech).
Having to re-read the occasional page is a very small price to pay, and no criticism is strong enough to detract from how evocative this books was.

bearlylupe's review against another edition

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mysterious

3.0

ambermarshall's review against another edition

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

4.5

Crazy concepts, a real mind-bender. 

hzcyr's review against another edition

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

4.5

The first half is great fun. The
ghost angel and biological getm stuff is weird. It ends very animé/fandictiony. Great just a bit, okay, sure
Marion was great and wanted more time exploring her world aspect. Conceptually very interesting play with antimemetics and enjoyable characters. 

It being in book form made it easier to follow reading order even if it all exists online for free. Some bits feel disconnected becaus it feels drawn on other works.

tenekecik's review against another edition

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dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated

2.0

I loved the first half of the book, and the bits about self-censoring ideas. It’s such a cool concept. But the second half was almost unreadable for me.