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I found I liked the “past” (Jimmy) content better than the “present” (Snowman)
on January 5, 2017
This book was enjoyable enough… in moderation. It took me a lot longer to read than I’d anticipated/hoped, and found myself wondering why I’d been so drawn to it on more than one occasion.
I found I liked the “past” (Jimmy) content better than the “present” (Snowman), which was a little rough in the beginning, but as the book progressed, it got better and I wasn’t as bothered. Perhaps that’s just because we started seeing more of the content I enjoyed. By the end, however, I was left wondering exactly how long it had been since the events of the past had taken place – it started to feel as though less and less time had passed, and I was left somewhat confused. It didn’t deter or detract too much, but it was something that lingered at the back of my mind as I continued reading.
I really wished we’d gotten to see more of Oryx. She’s a title character, but she doesn’t really come into play until nearer the end, and I was curious to see a little more of her. Again, it’s not terrible – probably this is just personal preference.
Speaking of things that happen at the end… I was probably most impressed with the last several chapters (where the Paradice Project is introduced onwards). There were a lot of things in there I hadn’t anticipated, and really found myself drawn into the pages in as close to a “can’t put it down” manner as I would reach.