Book Review: The Dreaming Void
It’s been a while since I wrote a book review; So what have I been reading I hear you ask? (Well ok not really, but I can dream, can’t I?)
I eventually abandoned Hell’s Gate (Multiverse) but instead have read two other titles.
The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to the Dragons’ Den by James Caan, and The Dreaming Void (Void Trilogy) by Peter F Hamilton.
The James Caan book was quite interesting, if a departure from my normal reading faire. I do tend to like biographies like this from time to time. Perhaps not as interesting as Richard Branson’s, but it gave a very interesting insight in to how focussed and single minded Caan is, and that is evidently the root of his success. A certain amount of self adulation for his Philanthropic activities creeps in towards the end, but it’s still an interesting insight in to what makes the man tick.
The Dreaming Void is set in the same universe as Pandora’s Star (Commonwealth Saga) and Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga). I think I’d have benefited from re-reading the other titles first, as The Dreaming Void seems to rely on the reader being cognizant of the events in those titles. Some of it is fairly easy to remember, but others less so, maybe that’s just me however!