Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Legion by @BrandSanderson (Books)

LegionLegion by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short and good.

A really cool idea having a guy that has hallucinations and uses them to basically solve mysteries. A whole new way to create a Sherlock Holmes. In same way instead of creating memory banks or as Holmes had his 'attic' of information this guy has actual people thought up and detailed to serve as memory deposits. This creates an interesting story. For one.. if he has certain ones with him he knows what they know, but if someone is not with him he is useless in that area. Very, very clever premise.

The story that goes alone with our introduction to this character is as interesting and entertaining as his quirky way of dealing with his 'mental' issues. For one this did remind me a bit of Odd Thomas... though certainly not the same, but in a way it has the same feel to it. A great science fiction read with some spiritual undertones that do not really destroy, nor create anything grander than is already within our world. A great mixture I say.

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