The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Becky Chambers
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Too Touchy-Feely For Me...


Star Wars meets Firefly. Everyone on the crew is so different but they are all special and unique snow flakes and everyone feels so very good about everyone else. Except for Corbin the algae guy. Everyone thinks he's a pompous ass - but then he ends up being a good guy too. Hurrah!

Sorry. This was just too simplistic for me. I prefer my characters with more shades of grey and to exhibit some complexity. While the premise is pretty cool, development of the characters and world-building both fell flat and that, for me, made this a mediocre book at best.

The title is accurate though; most of the book is about the stops the Wayfarer makes on its way to the titular small, angry planet near the galactic core. Once they get there, a little bit of stuff happens and then the story is done and everyone is ready for a sequel which I am likely to skip.