The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

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Even though I like decently written books that do not feel long; but I like it better when they get to the meat of the story quicker than this one. This is one of the most slice-of-life books that I have read in awhile, where the main action of the story does not even really begin until over half-way through the book. Rosemary Harper is running into space to escape from her life on Mars. She has changed her identity and signed up on a tunnel ship that has seen better days. She joins a mixed crew as they work punching wormholes in space between different colonies. Then comes an offer that promises a lot more pay, one that could change the fortunate all aboard and that is punch a hole to a group of very violent people that have agreed to join the other races. But this second part does not even really begin until the book is halfway over. The first half is really just slice of life on the ship as it visits planets, punches wormholes and more. It just feels like where is this book going or is the author just trying to tell more about friends and life.

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Author Becky Chambers
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Harper Voyager
Publish Date 05-Jul-2016
ISBN 9780062444134 Buy this Book
Issue September 2016
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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