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You will get lost in the world Doyle has created
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018
Doyle is a tremendous author. He has an incredible imagination. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of history, literature, geography, science, religion, philosophy, and culture. And the guy can flat out tell a story. He combines all of these in this amazing trilogy. He has created a world that deserves to be ranked among the greatest in science fiction. The characters are compelling and sympathetic and the plot moves breathlessly fast. At times it is twisted and dark, though it is never nihilistic. On one level, it is a fun adventure: Harry Potter meets Jason Bourne. It is immensely enjoyable for that alone. But there is much more going on: philosophical dilemmas, religious imagery, and incredible attention to detail. I would love it if someone good picked this up and did three seasons on Netflix. I apologize for putting basically the same review for the different books in the trilogy, but I think it applies to all of them. If you read the first one, you have to read the other two. If you mistakenly start with either the second or third, you need to go back and read the earlier book(s). It is worth it.