I note that it is highly rated by many people but I found it over-long with stereotypical characters one couldn't empathise with. The book is often co..Show More »mmended for its well researched detail but the amount of detail acts as padding and gets in the way of the story - an encyclopaedia may have lots of well researched detail but that doesn't make it a good novel.
I bought the first book long ago and liked it but started listening to other books in between. Now I got this one and I loved it! I really like the wa..Show More »y the author portrays the characters, both likeable and not so, even some despisable ones. One gets a better insight on the group of leaders of the first 100, now more mature att over 100 years old. Also the new martians, who they are and what they want. Mars is being changed slowly through terraforming while Earth is being destroyed. It is a (in my eyes) very probable outcome for our planet. I will start in number three now!