Thursday, February 28, 2019

Book: Ian McDonald's "Luna: New Moon"

My second book of 2019 was Ian McDonald's "Luna: New Moon".  The book takes place in the future when a group of five families (i.e the five dragons) control the resources and wealth of the Earth's Moon.

The book mixes asian, brazilian, australian, and other cultures to make an interesting mix of languages, names, and titles.  The book has a glossary to help you through the meanings of the different words employed by the citizens of the Moon.

I read a review that described it as a mix of the Dynasty and Dallas television shows and I would wholeheartedly agree.  The entire book is about the power struggles and intrigues between the five families that control everything on Earth's satellite.

I have mixed feeling about this book.  I never liked TV shows like Dallas and Dynasty and this tinted my view from the book.  It's not a bad book but it isn't quite my cup of tea.   This is the first book of a series.  I doubt I will continue the series.

I gave the book three stars out of five on Goodreads.  I almost gave it four since it's not a bad book but I just couldn't do it.  Three and a half stars might have been a better rating.

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