But that doesn't overcome the book's major weakness: the ending. The ending is a cheat which in effect deprives the entirety of the rest of the book of meaning. Perhaps intended to create interesting questions about free will, the ending instead renders all such questions irrelevant, not to mention rendering the characters irrelevant. This wouldn't matter so much, perhaps, if the rest of the book hadn't captured my interest; there's very little worse than finding out that the entrancing toy you are playing with is nothing more than a hollow shell.
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