Thursday, 27 June 2019

The long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers



Paperback, 404 pages
Published August 13th 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published July 29th 2014)
Series: Wayfarers #1
Sci fi
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May 2019: This is just so boring

June 2019: Started again...still reading.

As you can see, I dnfed once, because it was just so slow. I was on p100 and nothing had happened. For some reason I picked up up a few weeks later and then the slow pace fitted so I finished. Though was it good? Honestly I do not know. I realise the strength in her writing, she is good, but this is really a character driven book, and you truly have to be in the mood for it. It is slow, there is a lot of talking, and even though I now finished I do not know if I can give it more than an ok rating..

It does have good parts, it is just really slow.

I only finished cos I have book 2 to read, otherwise I could have let it be. But I will listen to book 2 and see if that works better



Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe. 

20 comments:

  1. It sounds like I'm safe to skip this.

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  2. yikes I hope book 2 is better. ps I'm still dealing w/flood issues but I'll be around when I can xo

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  3. I don't like a slow book but it sounds interesting.

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  4. I struggle with books like this where my mind is wandering so much that I am not absorbing what I read. Looks like you got caught in the whole I have the second book now I need to read the first book trap. .I have done that way too many times to count.

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    1. You know, the second book is actually good! But I do believe that it might be cos it is audio ;)

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  5. Kuddos to you for trying again.

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  6. I don't like when blurbs make a book seem action packed but then they aren't.

    It's fine but when you're int eh mood to read one kind then you get something else then you end up not liking the book.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I only read it to read book 2, silly me did not know that technically since it is a stand alone I could have done book 2 without it

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  7. The books are standalone so they each follow different protagonists and they also have different story structure, so I'm thinking you will probably like book 2 more - I know I did! I do enjoy this series, the books are all so heartwarming :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I finished it last night and yes I liked it so much more

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  8. Boy, I read that blurb and it sounds more exciting than that. I still will read it b/c I love sci-fi, but I'll keep in mind that it crawls along. :)

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  9. I love this book but I totally see what you mean too- it IS very character- driven and not exactly action packed! :)

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    1. I think I should have listened to it instead

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  10. I get easily bored so if it is slow, I don't know, I may skip it.

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