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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This is a simple, standalone book that is well written, enjoyable, and imaginative. Romy is a teen… alone in space!! That is really the full set up and to a degree, story. The plot takes a while to really ramp up or have a clear direction, but it’s short and fun regardless.
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This is a very meh book. I didn’t particularly want it to be, but it failed me in every way. There was nothing really going on, the writing was dull, the worldbuidling was clearly making an effort but explained poorly, and nothing felt interesting, legitimate, or real.
The characters are diverse, but even in the reviews that’s all anyone can talk about. Yay for diversity! Not much to cheer about otherwise.
Continue reading “Otherbound is trying very, very hard, but just isn’t that good”