Death’s End, by Cixin Liu: Mindblowing scope

The final book in the Three Body Trilogy, Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) does not disappoint. Once again my mind is reeling from the barrage of amazing ideas and concepts that blasted me one after the other after the other as I listened to this book.

I don’t even know where to begin. If you’ve read the first two,  you might wonder how much bigger the ideas could get. Well, they get bigger. The end of the book left me stunned, sitting and thinking about it for quite some time. Yes I’m being vague, because you just have to read it to see.

I’m not even going to go over the plot, or the characters because they don’t matter. That might sound strange, but they really don’t that much. The focus is on all the mind-boggling stuff that happens. There were times when I thought ‘but what is the character feeling about all this? How does it affect them?’ but you know what? If he spent time to describe all that in detail, that would be one less eye-widening idea that would fit into the book.

The only disappointment for me was not ever getting to see what the Tri-Solarans looked like. We learned a lot about them, but no human character ever saw one face to face. It seemed that after dealing with them for the past two books, we should have got at least a glimpse.

Other than that, this was a very satisfying end to a very enjoyable series, and I look forward to the next book of Mr. Liu’s to be translated to English.

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