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Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

kait_leslie's review against another edition

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

4.0

100yrs's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful mysterious 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

4.0

amichael098's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

stellarkestrel's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0

nicovivi's review against another edition

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

4.0

danielcantread's review against another edition

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

3.25

spiderfelt's review against another edition

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4.25

 
The idea that an individual can use a program or a mechanism to temporarily turn down the intensity of unwanted emotions was novel to me. There is a cost to pay eventually, when the load of repressed emotions must be released in an intense storm. Other interesting elements were the perceptual difference between magic and understanding the design of structures, and the role of anthropologists to either observe or intervene in social conflicts.

naja's review against another edition

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  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

vengefuldime's review against another edition

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4.0

This was very fun! It has a unique split tone, interesting characters, and an easy-to-read prose. I really liked the alternating perspectives and the horror elements. Nyr is self-admittingly a bad anthropologist, but his perceptions of “superior culture” made me question how he actually got his job in the first place. Still, it was a good length with intriguing technology and character connection.

zenislevrv's review against another edition

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

3.0