Deeper than the Darkness

Author: Gregory Benford

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 1970

Rating: 6 of 10

Overall this book had an interesting story line and cool, very foreign aliens. Yet the book didn’t really do a good job of holding my attention. I found that Benford spent too much time on superfluous details and brushed over the parts that I was enjoying. It also jumped around a lot. I did enjoy how it dealt with differences in culture, but it started off slow and confusing and then at times moved too quickly. It had the feel of being written in sessions separated in time and I couldn’t help but feel that the style of writing changed throughout the story. I’m curious to read another one of his novels to see if this is indicative of his style or if he was still developing his chops at the time this was written. I didn’t hate this book but I also didn’t love it.



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