Keep doing massive diaries with short mini-reviews   1 vote - 33 %
Go back to more frequent diaries with more depth   2 votes - 66 %
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Project Hail Mary by hulver (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Dec 20, 2022 at 03:35:15 AM EST
I enjoyed it, but the aliens were entirely too human for me. Their language is just English using notes instead of words, with the occasional "Oh this is untranslatable". I think I'd been spoiled by reading "Children of Time/Chaos/Ruin" before, where the struggles with translating an alien language are a large part of the book.
Cheese is not a hat. - clock
Yeah, translation was a bit too easy by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Dec 21, 2022 at 12:17:26 PM EST
But it sped things up. And hey, maybe humans just have unusually complicated languages and the rest of the galaxy does things more simply.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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