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Blackout - Connie Willis Pros: * some great writing* nice comic touches* obviously detailed research that informs a fascinating setting.Cons: * many pages wasted on bureaucratic issues and other minutia that become major plot points. * The characters are quite similar in the way they think, act and talk. I was especially frustrated that they all make blindingly stupid assumptions, all the time.* The book ends abruptly.I strongly suspect this would be a great book if it had, instead of being artificially cut into two volumes, it was edited down to one.