Did anyone else really NOT like Rant?
Hey all... it's been a while since I've been around, so don't hate on me if I've missed a thread along the same lines.... I did search for one.
With that out of the way, how many of you didn't like Rant? Like, really just didn't like it.
I found the characters interesting, even some of the ideas in it were pretty cool in a strange, almost sci-fi way. The whole 'I am my own father' idea is not new, but this was a cool spin, sure.
I guess overall, the whole book seemed like an experiment. Like Chuck sat down and said, "I wonder if I can take this idea and that idea and another idea, and shove them all into a novel?" He just grabbed Rabies, the My Own Father paradox, the porting idea (which is also not really new) and a couple other, smaller ideas, and just tossed them into a blender.
I enjoyed scenes in the book. I thought parts of it were well done, and some pieces were very clever, but once I got to the last, say, third of the book, each successive chapter because either predictable or disappointing, plot-wise. I kept thinking, "Oh, is that it... ?"
And what the Hell were those huge sections of pure, self-admittedly BORING information? That was such a change of pace from the narrative style it really killed the whole story flow for me.
Ok, I'm done....
But seriously, now, tell me I'm not the only one who thinks some of these things.