This was so great, can't believe it took me this long to read it
I 100% agree
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Couldn't put this one down. Hypnotizing and disorienting, really feels like Gene Wolfe in the best way. Great worldbuilding and the characters are strange and engaging.
Plot: thousands of years in the future on a desert Earth, a student travels to the capital city to take a religious test. He's then assigned to the study of the planet Bosch, an organic planet connected to a famous heretic.
Be sure and pick this up when it comes out in June!
What a trip. Amazing book but I was very confused for a lot of it due to all the Russian names. Really picks up in the second half when you are introduced to the titular characters. I'll be thinking about this one for a long time.
No one does a description quite like Douglas Adams. Ultimately the plot is a little too loose (admittedly intentional since the book is about an existential mystery) and there are a few parts that seem unnecessary. A great read if you're an Adams superfan