Title: The Forge of God
Author: Greg Bear
Genre: Science Fiction
First published: 1987
Edition: Legend Paperback, published by Arrow Books Limited in 1989
Now, I am not a big science fiction reader, but when I was tidying our bookshelves I found three books by Greg Bear, all belonging to my other half. I know he really likes them, so figured I would give one a try.
I probably should have picked Eon, but I went with this one. I really struggled with the first half. It felt really bitty and choppy. I just found it hard to get into. Combine that with a complete disinterest in aliens and spaceships and really, why did I ever start this book?
It feels quite dated, technology wise, but it was written in the 1980s, so I cannot really blame it for that. I mean, same goes for Back To The Future and I bloody love those movies! I just thought I would make that note. 🙂
About half way, stuff started happening that was a bit more interesting and I suddenly found myself actually wanting to know what would happen. That was a nice surprise! Low and behold, the feeling did not last and it started dragging again. At the end it picked up again as ends must and when I finally closed the book I was reasonably satisfied.
This is a decent book in a genre that does not quite agree with me. The plot is interesting enough and there were a couple of characters in this book I did feel invested in, especially Arthur Golden and his family, but overall this book dragged on too much, especially in the first half.
3 out of 7 stars