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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (24 of 28)
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 306,623 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 28
Flashback by Dan Simmons
Flashback by Dan Simmons
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rife with racism, June 27 2011
I've always thoroughly enjoyed Dan Simmons. Song of Kali was a brilliant book; the Hyperion/Endymion series was one of the best science fiction series ever written; and The Terror is without a doubt the best historical fantasy book I ever read.

Sadly, Flashback is an entirely different beast altogether. The amount of overt racism and bigotry in this novel is so staggering; it's hard to believe that in this book, at last, some of Simmons' own political proclivities aren't shining through. I tried really hard to enjoy the story (which I suppose isn't bad although a tad far fetched) but when the racism is lathered on so thickly that every other paragraph is some outrageous dig at… Read more