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Count to a Trillion by John C. Wright
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



I try not to look at others' reviews until I'm done with a book -- I like forming my own opinions based only on what I read. The added bonus to that is that seeing what others thought is a fun reward for being finished with the story.

In the case of Count to a Trillion, it was such a relief to see others really disliked this book as well. In my short time on Goodreads, I've seen very few books with one star ratings. This book has many of them.

At first the story itself seemed interesting. Set in the distant future, the Earth was a mess. Some sort of plague killed off a whole bunch of people. The main character, a child, was quite interesting -- more intelligent than anyone around him, very gifted. But quickly the story became seriously muddied. We went backwards and forward in time, the dialogue was really 'off' to my ear, and this whole new ruined Earth really wasn't explained all that much (Why were lawyers gunslingers?).

I gave it two nights of reading, got to the 12% mark, before giving up.

Currently reading: Iron Edge, about a man who is being sent back and forth between two worlds without control or awareness when it will happen.

Date: 2017-01-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resonant.livejournal.com
It is always gratifying to learn that hating a book wasn't due to internal inadequacies keeping me from comprehending it.

Date: 2017-01-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Yeeeep. I was worried it might be me (the book was quite Mathy, not really my tastes), but others brought up the same issues I had.

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