|Nomadic SA Chick||
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"The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some four hundred light-years in diameter, contains more than six hundred worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over one thousand light-years away, a star... vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. In command is Wilson Kime, a five-time rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot whose glory days are centuries behind him."
Before I get too far into my review, let me state that I did not finish this book. Usually no matter how much I dislike books I will finish them (I read all the complete Twilight Saga in all of it's painful agony), but Pandora's Star was just unbearable! This book is over 1,000 pages long and is only part one of the full story. If you want to read the complete story you must read Judas Unchained, at another 1,000 pages. Hamilton is the master of pointless details that just drag on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and ..... You get the point. This guy I was interested in dating at the time recommended I chose this one, especially since I LOVED The Martian. Well, he was wrong, and now we know why I chose not to date him. I got about 400 pages into this before I called it quits. The only thing this book was good for was putting me to sleep. There were so many subplots and independent characters that it was difficult to keep track of what was going on. And don't get me started on Hamilton's overtly sexist take on every woman in the book. This was just atrocious! DO NOT READ THIS!
I give this a 0.5 out of 5. The only thing I recommend this for is kindling on a cold, lonely night.