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on June 4, 2004
Fans of Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan saga will probably enjoy the personal growth of the series' hero in "Memory." Miles, cashiered from his beloved military for lying about a serious incident precipitated by one of his seizures - an aftereffect of his cryo-resurrection - falls into a depression on his home world, the rigidly class-conscious Barrayar.
And then nothing much happens for the next 200 pages, until the precise and unflappable Simon Illyan, head of Imperial Security, begins acting peculiar.
Miles' self-appointed task is to get to the bottom of what has happened to Simon and who is responsible.
Bujold invests her characters with plenty of wit and charm, and Miles' investigation uses standard mystery techniques against a space-opera background, but the solution to the mystery will be obvious to most at least a hundred pages before Miles gets it.
Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable read and Miles reaches a major new turning point in his career before it's over.
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on January 25, 2002
It is hard to judge Miles, every time I finish reading on of the books in the series. This may be the most complex book in the series (i wouldn't know, I still haven't read them all) but it left me with sad feeling. Felling of ending one generation. Also, i can not understand why Luis keeps putting Miles in a position where he can boss every one around, maybe it's just what keeps Miles attractive but I just do not buy it. I will not reveal spoilers, but the role which he is playing in this book is something more powerfull then his previous roles, he deals very well with it actually. Another thing, from the moment when thing get started You can tell who is to blame for all, You can not miss even for a chance, also I think Ivan (Miles's cousin, I don't know if this is English transcript, i didn't read this book on original language) is little out of character here. All in all, good book with it's flaws. Read it
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