The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin


Just finished The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. The book was nominated for the Nebula award. If you like history (Chinese cultural revolution) and conspiracy theories you will like this book. The book was translated towards english by a Chinese translator. It reads well.

Has anyone else read this book? What did you think of it?


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    I read it a few months ago. I enjoyed it! It seemed rather Asimov-like overall, in terms of language style, structure, and the science used in the plot. It was refreshing to read something that came from a non-Western culture.

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    I read it a couple of years ago and quite liked it, though not enough to buy the sequel. Like @NeilNjae says, it was good to get a nonWestern perspective, though that also meant that I found some passages which the author obviously felt important to be dull enough they could easily have been cut. The basic premise was interesting, if a little dark for my normal taste, and it was well executed by author and translator.

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    I also enjoyed reading the first one, but I couldn't get through the second. I do feel it could have used another round through the rock tumbler to smooth out some rough edges.

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    edited January 8

    It took me a while to finish the book I admit because I didn't know if it was going anywhere interesting. It's only after the mid-point that I started really getting into it. I'll try to read book two. I survived reading the Annihilation trilogy :s , I should be able to read Liu Chixin's second book...

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