Monday, March 25, 1996

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

by Philip José Farmer

A brilliant idea, a momentous brainstorm – everyone who ever lived is resurrected on a new world by mysterious and powerful beings – but some dull, flat writing.  No women characters to speak of, and some of the dialogue is completely misplaced, as if Farmer has no real interest in how people actually speak and act in given situations.  Too much analysis in the wrong places.  Maybe he was just in a hurry to get his idea out.  A good cast of characters, though: Richard Burton, Goering, an alien, a science fiction writer.

three stars

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