Psychotext wrote:I know what you mean, I guess it's because I'm used to Iain Bank's train of thought having read all his books. I might have felt a bit bored or insulted if I'd had everything that happened spelt out to me.
Seemed pretty straight forward to me [/spoiler]
That's the thing, it was straight forward other than what happened to the servant. It was all so abrupt that you never really got to know that he got away, or how. You could kinda work out that he got off planet... but I'm not sure how he managed to make it to the kid and the kid's protector (I forget their names). Nor really why those two came back with him.
The cut from ferbin jumping the wall to djan being cut in half felt the same... I really did think for a second that a bit was missing from the book! I'm really surprised that they didn't have the servant meeting up with the re-grown djan in there at the end either.
Other than that... I did enjoy the last two thirds as I said. =)
Of course that's a personal opinion!