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The Mote in God's EyeThe Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My friend, Bob, tossed this book at me a few years back. I finally read it and enjoyed it a good deal.

I have only read one other Sci-Fi type novel (Dune), which I have to admit that I liked more (actually, far more) than this book. (Oh, yeah, I also read Dune Messiah, but it simply did not rock as hard.) As to Mote, it took me about 200 pages really to get into it, which is far too long. However, once the alien action kicked in, I thought it was fascinating. I really enjoyed how it turned from meet-the-aliens Sci-Fi to a political plot in the last hundred pages. Now that we’ve met these aliens, what in the world are we supposed to do?!

I don’t doubt that there are a whole host of things that I missed in this book, unread as I am in this genre. Even so, overall, it was a good read. ‘Nuff said.

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