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Legion: Skin DeepBrandon Sanderson never ceases to surprise me even though this book Is A 100 Pages Novella a 100 pages novella still has amazing world building great characters amazing unpredictable plot These three things is what I love in books and add writing which I normally pair with the world building how he does it I know not here are some of my favourite not Here are some of my favourite in the book What I asked him Is there something wrong He s just paranoid Ivy said Remember when he thought the postman was a terrorist So the nerds accidentally invented a cancer machine Big deal I ve got one of those already JC held up a cellphone and wiggled it You have a mobile phone Ivy asked exasperated Sure JC said Everyone does And who are ou going to call Santa I ve got it figured out Skinny We re all from this other place see And when ou need some HELP YOU REACH OUT AND SNATCH US YOU RE you reach out and snatch us You re kind of physics wizard A physics wizard Yup And I m no Navy SEAL I ve just got to accept that He paused I m an Interdimensional Time Ranger I looked at him grinningBut he was dead serious JC I said That s as ridiculous as Owen s ghost theory This book is uite longer than Legion I think this novella is a lot better than the first novella of Legion I enjoy read this bookStephen Leeds is a genius 45 I m Not Crazy Just a Touch Insane StarsBuddy read with Athena Armina Gavin Kat Stark Evengy Rhea and Desisnka Starting on Tuesday Nov 25Legion Skin Deep Group ThreadYou know that imaginary friend ou had as a child what if NJM Forms Government 1979: The Grenada Chronicles you grew up andou had 47 of them and each one was an expert in their field perspective field of study Meet Stephen Leeds who isn t so much crazy as insane He has a very active imagination and in it live a collection of aspects that help him in his daily life I m not crazy I m compartmentalized Un Buddy read with Desinka Kat Stark Robin Athena Rhea Evgeny Gavin 45 STARS The investigation and search for a stolen corpse in an alternate present day USA is the focus in this seuel to Legion Yol Chay who owns Innovation Information Incorporated sends Stephen Leeds our beloved protagonist and genius extraordinaire in search of Panos Maheras a researcher and supporter of open source technology ideas whose body may hold the key to stopping a well intentioned but disastrous project to store computing data in human cellsbiotechnology nerds GO Leeds gathers his multitude of personalities or aspectsall 47 of them to investigate amid pursuit by Zen Rigby a hired assassin working for rival high tech company Exeltec Continuing the theme of Legion Sanderson explores Leeds s efforts to understand his independent minded aspects and his need for them We got introduced to and new hallucinatory men and women to help Leeds crack this new case The interactions between them are then hilarious especially the ones involving the unuestionable star of this instalment the Interdimensional Time Rangerself promoted JC It s a real treat to witness events unfold through Leeds e eyes which allows readers to get better acuainted with the various hallucinatory personae I hoped to learn about Sandra the personreal person who taught Stephen to control his mind We got nothing of that but thinking about it now it s probably a good thing to know there will be Legion novellas turning the whole thing into entertaining seriesThe novella has a moving briskly pace and even if it s than twice as long as its predecessor we reach the end all too uickly There is a lot depth than meets the eye with discussion of uantum physics and the infinity of time which brings Sanderson s favorite writing pattern to tie faith and science and God s place in all this into viewI read this book exclusively using the audiobook edition narrated by Oliver Wyman who ones again did an excellent job with the variety of voices and accentsmy personal favorite of his performance is Tobias s voice While undoubtedly I enjoyed this novella a lot I m not sure whether I liked it or less then its predecessor I blame real lifethe bitch who tried and succeeded to majorly interfere in every which one of the 4 hours of this audiobook The whole process was one serious case of multitasking If I had the opportunity to listen to the book in relaxed times I probably would have rated it higher Hence now I m giving it the exact same rating I gave the first novella Information for everybody Go for it Another good novella by SandersonThis one is longer than the first story which is good because one of my criticism of book 1 was that it was too short This one is about twice as longIt s a detectivemysterythrillercrime story with interesting premise about biot. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson Stephen Leeds is back in a new double length novella that Library Journal says has the pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosisIt's not his own genius that Stephen Leeds gets hired for Clients want to tap into the imaginary experts that populate his mind and it's ge. ,

Echnology embedded storage device that has gone missing The story is a uite good well Paced And Expands Our and expands our of Stephen and his different aspects The different aspect of Stephen are all well drawn and they have an interesting dynamics between themHaving said that I wasn t awed by the stor Buddy read with Armina Athena Gavin Desinka Robin Kat Stark and RheaStephen Leeds is an interesting guy For those unfamiliar with the first book the best explanation would be he is schizophrenic who imagines different people around himself These imaginary people are really good at something like scientific research criminal investigations foreign language proficiency etc it is possible foreign language proficiency etc It is possible call the guy a genius but from his own point of view his imaginary people are geniuses while he himself is only good at imagining a person with the right set of skills at a given moment This time the tale starts with Stephen on a date with hilarious comments from his imaginary helpers The date gets scared and leaves but Stephen receives a call from his friend in a big trouble asking for help Stephen becomes involved in a corporate conspiracy with a mix of espionage and everything else it implies including a hit man a hit woman is this case Fun ensuresI just mentioned fun this is exactly how reading this book feels It is actually fun than a barrel full of monkeys and I am saying this while not being the biggest fan of the author I thought I would give the novella 5 stars but decided to settle on 4 There are several reasons for this Stephen Leeds as a character is very bland there is no nicer way to say it He is made such intentionally as some of his imaginary friends are really good and colorful Still a novel with a so so main character feels a little off no matter what the reasons are Speaking about the imaginary characters one of them really makes this novella JC He is a military survivalist think Rambo but with interesting personality and his speeches and actions are brilliant It is no coincident that the only time I felt the story became slow and boring was exactly when JC was preoccupied I did not really like this albeit small part despite the mentioning of infinite Batmans this was awesome I am judging the novella a little harsh and had it been written by a new author I would have given it 5 stars without a second thought but Brandon Sanderson is a well established and highly regarded writer It is still recommended to everybody who thought the first book was at least passable read and Gardiens des Cits perdues - tome 7 Rminiscences (07) you will not regret itThis review is a copypaste of my LeafMarks one Stephen Leeds and his hallucinated hallucinations are back Abandonour sanity 69 Sex Positions. Essential Moves to Spice Up Your Sex Life (with illustrations) ye who enter hereYou can now forget about eating sleeping drinking socializing or whatever meaningless occupationsou usually have Don t plan on putting this book down until The Devil of Nanking you finish it You won t be able to I m not crazy I m compartmentalized Stephen Leeds 47 hallucinations the most sensible guyou ll ever get to meet Occupation solving strange mysteries A genius No He would tell Gunnin' For Love you his aspects do all the work for him They know everything there is to know about everything And if they don t No problem Steve reads about a specific skilltopic and tada New aspect atour service Pretty handy huh Well it does get kind of crowded sometimes Keeping track of forty seven hallucinations is tough enough If I had to imagine their in laws too I just might end up going crazy And it can make going on dates problematic especially when some of Timoe your hallucinations tag along Like that guy she said In that movie Sure Like that Only he was crazy and I m not Oheah Ivy said What a great way to put her at ease Explain in depth how not crazy ou are So here we have Steve and his very crowded box of cats on a mission to recover a his very crowded box of cats on a mission to recover a corpse and retrieve information from it Said information being stored in the corpse s DNA Now how cool is that Where only a few aspects tagged along in Legion Steve has all of his forty seven hallucinations brainstorming in the White Room to solve this particular mystery each one researching a particular field Did I already say how cool this book was Oh wellAs much as I like the mystery part of the story Steve and his aspects are what make this book such an amazing read The conversations between Steve and the hallucinations the way the hallucinations interact with each other Priceless Each and everyone of the aspects is a very well defined full blown character What I really loved here is that we discover the in depth mechanics of Steve s psychosis delusion or whatever it is he is. Tting a bit crowded in thereNow Stephen and his internal team of aspects have been hired to track down a stolen corpse but it's not the corpse that's important it's what the corpse knows The biotechnology company he worked for believes he encoded top secret information in his DNA before he died and if it falls into the wrong hands that will mean disasterMeanwhile Stephen's. Suffering from but is he actually suffering from a mental disorder At this point I m not even sure any In Legion it appeared Steve had total control over his aspects but it doesn t seem to be the case Some of his hallucinations seem to have a life outside of Steve s mind without him being aware of it view spoilerJC and Ivy hahaha hide spoiler More fun with JC Ivy Tobias and the gang I like Stephen Leeds and I totally adore his gang of imaginary sidekicks especially JC the ex Navy SEAL security and weapons expert who has a hard time dealing the fact that he s not realNot zombies I Said Feeling Cancer You feeling Cancer You virus that gives people cancerIt was an unintended result that is perfectly manageable Laramie said and only dangerous if used malignly And why would anyone want to do thatWe all stared at him for a momentLet s shoot him JC said Thank heavens Tobias replied You haven t suggested we shoot someone in over an hour JC I was beginning to think something was wrongNo listen JC said We can shoot Pinhead McWedgy over there and it will teach everyone in this room an important life lesson One about not being a stupid mad scientistThis is the second in a series of short novels about Steve a genius who consults for various people or companies who need complex problems solved Steve has an intriguing mental illness he hallucinates different personae he s up to 47 now who each take on a particular field of knowledge or skill that Steve has And once he passes off his knowledge about say computers to a particular hallucinatory character that knowledge is utterly unavailable to him unless the character tells him about it It s odd because they re so completely real to him but at the same time he knows they re not real And his hallucinations mostly also know they re not real but so much of Steven s life depends on him and them acting like they re real It s fascinating and sometimes it gets really meta which I love good brain exerciseJust imagine our sense of accomplishment I said You re imaginary so imaginary accomplishment should work for ouBut if I m imaginary and I imagine something it s doubly unreal Like using a copy machine to copy something that s just been copiedSo The plot It s a mystery about a man who was a pioneer in biotechnology and developed a method for storing massive amounts of information in the cells of the human body He s believed to have stored some ground breaking scientific information in his body before he died And his corpse has now gone missingThe mystery itself is just okay the real pleasure in this book is reading about Steve and his hallucinatory alter egos Brandon Sanderson handles it all with a deft humorous hand I just wish we d gotten a few answers about the mysterious Sandra a psychologist who disappeared from Steve s life ears ago and whom he desperately wants to find again She keeps being dangled in front of us like a particularly annoying worm but nothing really happened with that plotline at all I also thought this second installation in the series would have benefited from depth and detail I m not sure the novella length was the best choice Still this was a fun light read with some intriguing moments I ll definitely read the next one in this series A great book Legion is a great character Is he a genius or a crazy person Is he a hero or is he out for himself and who is in control Steven Leeds or his Aspects One thing he is not is boring The book and plot are extremely well thought out The story finds Steven trying normal things like a blind date they trouble is Steven is never alone and normal is not one of his ualities The interaction between his and his aspects is great and their own flaws simply make himthem interesting I like the was the Legion is tested in this book We see limits and flaws on his powers I have always love the way the subconscious mind works and this is a great fictional example of how it works The mystery is great and the development of the character is great In the last book Legion seemed to learn a new skill in this one he seems to take a step forwar A nice continuation of the series Longer than the first story this answers some uestions from the first story expands our understanding of the main character and the mystery surrounding him but it still leaves room for the the story to breathe Without ambiguity a story gets awfully stale I ve really been enjoying these novellashort novel length pieces lately I ve never been a huge fan of shorter fiction before but it looks like Sanderson and Scalzi might win me over to this new type of writing. Uneasy peace with his own hallucinations is beginning to fray at the edges as he strives to understand how one of them could possibly have used Stephen's hand to shoot a real gun during the previous case And some of those hallucinations think they know better than Stephen just how many aspects his mind should make room for How long will he be able to hold himself together.