I stumbled on this in a second hand book store and bought it for two dollars. My life will never be the same
Mallworld is a collection of seven short stories all taking place in the same universe, a place far in the future where everyone lives in space, and there’s a shopping mall the size of a planet. You’ve never heard of it, but it’s fantastic. Weird, dark, strange, and fun.
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1.5? The faults are mostly/all plot/pacing/character/content, the writing is fine.
50% of this book is characters giving emotional counsolling to other characters, mostly by reminding them to breath or saying ‘it’s going to be okay’
The other half is introducing way too many fucking characters.
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Valhalla is not for everyone. It’s action, for one, an overlong action film put onto the page. It’s a hyper violent romp through a complex future world with a murderous lesbian as the guide. Do I like it? The first book holds up well when reflecting on the rest of the series. What I ultimately have to conclude, however, is that it’s at least something very different. New.
It harkens back to the old days of action/sci-fi while still being a very modern book. And even though I say this, I can’t name any one thing I could compare it to.
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