“The Three-Body Problem” is the first novel of the “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” trilogy. A best-seller in its native China and very popular in the US. The book tells the story about Ye, a Chinese astrophysicist who tries to stop a mysterious global catastrophe that may have extraterrestrial origins. It offers a very different sort of plot than the usual space opera or whatever, but what impressed me the most was the obviously critical stance towards speaking about the cultural revolution in China, and thereby it might be an excellent insight into Chinese culture.
On the other hand, characters are a bit dull and none of them is convincing. The entire plot also has its ups and downs. Sometimes I was feeling pulled in, and other times I was looking forward to the next chapters.
If you like world building and big ideas read it, however, I won’t be going on to book 2.
The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu
Complexity of ideas
Size: 400 pages
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