47. "RE: (S5M4) Familiar Spirits Comments"
In response to message #44
> This was a decent movement, on its own, but the Suite as a whole is starting > to drag just a bit. I'm hesitant at making this sort of pronouncement > without the entire thing being out (I've been burned before) but while this > installment wasn't bad, it was remarkably plot-free.
I've been hesitant to say it before, but yes, I have to agree with this. This was the first UF installment since the Symphony began where I wasn't driven to read it all in one sitting. Until maybe the last third I kept finding my attention drifting from it, going off and doing something else, and then coming back for another few pages before the cycle repeated. It's not that it's not good and that I didn't enjoy it -- it most certainly is, and I most certainly did -- but it didn't drag me in and refuse to let me go the way practically everything else in the modern UF canon has.
-- Bob ------------------- My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.