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I normally like Glynn’s novels and yet this one was hard to read, I’m not quite sure what makes it so, it hits all the usual beats and while the subject was grim it honestly wasn’t explored enough for in such a way as to disgust, alarm or honestly elicit any reaction perhaps that’s why it wasn’t interesting or enjoyable. As of late I’ve seen Glynn address social issues more and more this could be considered laudable yet as I read his latest works I’ve come to realise it’s only skin deep, a Twitter, social media approach to lgbtq and race issues that neither understands nor seeks to understand us (though people in the future more or less not caring is a nice touch) it’s through a similar lens that human trafficking and exploitation is depicted in this novel, Glynn tells us it’s bad and why but the impact is seldom explored in the characters and where it is there is no conflict, no extreme trauma and little effect on the characters actions it feels only skin deep. I understand it’s hard to research and discuss to explore what people who struggled with these circumstances go through but if you cannot or have trouble expressing it, you maybe shouldn’t write about it.
Evasion is the first book in a branching story from Scattered Stars: Conviction - the character is introduced briefly in Conviction, the early part of which provides the backstory for Evasion.
Evasion picks up some time later - and is a very different story! It's an amazing read. The characters and relationships are fascinating; the science fiction is solid; the conflicts are involved -- and the villains are villains. The cast is diverse and interesting, and the little touches that humanize them are incredible. While the universe itself is less than optimistic - and the background from Conviction tells us a good deal of why - the little things show how good some of the people are.
Nothing really new in this book, didn't think was going to finish it but struggled my way through. The protagonist story for running is completely unbelievable since the author doesn't explain if they won or lost were winning or losing so there is a big hole. The author is more interested in being "Woke" than writing an actual story. This is the second book I've read from this author and it's the same boring story in both so I will not be reading any more since from what I've researched you read one abs well you read then all just switch pronouns fro MR, Mrs, Mam and Sir to Ser and Em then you just make random lead characters homosexual and that's the authors books. Some might like but I'm more of a story not point of view person would rather read a book about something besides the authors political or "Woke" beliefs.
It was an interesting premise and I like the single-threaded story to keep it simple, but at 15% into the read, I could not go any further. When the Captain is piloting the ship with his gay partner sitting in his lap snuggling and kissing his neck, I could not take it anymore. Think Captain Kirk sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise and then Chekov sitting in his lap making tender kisses on Kirk's neck. I put up with it for the several mentions up to this point but this was just too much. It was on the verge of disgusting. This seemed like a different author than his other books. I've read 100s if not 1000s of Scifi and thanks to Kindle Unlimited, I can start a book and return it if I find it not to my liking without feeling I have to continue reading if I had purchased the book. This book was promptly returned and thank you Kindle Unlimited