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Spoilers for Elizabeth Moon's Remnant Population

The main thing I didn't like about the ending was that suddenly there was a Bad Guy Patronizing and Threatening Violence character right out of B movies. After a whole book of exploration and discovery that was very much not full of B movie cliches. It really jarred.

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james_nicoll
Jan. 17th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
For some reason, Moon (almost?) always has to toss in a melodramatic villain regardless of whether they really suit the book in question.

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firecat
Jan. 18th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Me too.
selki
Jan. 18th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
I liked it, but wouldn't say I loved it. I thought the villain at the end was a bit over the top.
mjlayman
Jan. 18th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
We did it in bookgroup (a reread for me), and it was the first book everybody liked. There were some complaints, but overall, everybody liked it.
theycallmebeth
Jan. 18th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
I totally agree!! It was so extremely sudden. It's like 300 pages of the most fascinating stuff slowly unfolding and then POW! Crazy Bad Guy just completely snaps and then pays the price. Then in what seemed like 2 pages it all wrapped up in a very pleasant way. Everyone who just arrived and hadn't been killed immediately learned valuable lessons, learned to respect the aliens and lived in harmony.

But I do like less happier endings than a lot of people.
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