Finished listening this afternoon. An enjoyable tale, one that somehow seemed to be more than the sum of its parts.
Jenna and Gan are the 2 crew members whose heads we get inside. Jenna was perhaps a little too antagonistic towards Blake and the jury's out on the portrayal of Gan. Some fans see Gan as a gentle giant and accept what he tells his crewmates about his past at face value. Other fans prefer to see him as a violent murderer with serious anger management issues controlled only by his limiter. This books come down on the side of bad Gan. Admittedly it doesn't go quite as far as Magic Bullet's Mark of Kane which made him a serial killer who preyed on women, but I'm not sure if I'm all that keen on this view of Gan.
These are minor quibbles. The Channa potline, although it took a few chapters to get interesting, was what made the book memorable for me although I'm afraid I did see the "twist" coming before it arrived.
Overall 9/10 which I shall round up to 5/5 for the poll on this thread
So I did end up finishing this book. It does get better and I agree with lidar2, the story regarding Chana is excellent and it's the best part of the book. I didn't really see where it was going, but when it got there it was great. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was a book just about Chana. I never warmed to it's take on Gan, although Jenna's storyline was ok.
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