Eryone in this room an important life lesson One about not being a stupid mad scientist This is a short life lesson One about not being a stupid mad scientist This is a short and while you probably could read it without reading Legion first I really think that a little bit of the magic would be lost So read Legion it s only 90pages and then jump right into the crazy fun ride this isBrandon Sanderson is my absolute favorite High Fantasy writerBut his modern UFSci Fi s are really growing on me If you are one of my few friends I haven t pushed into reading a book by Brandon Sanderson then Start Here or read The Emperor s Soul They aren t huge page commitments but show just how talented Sanderson s imagination is 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 xtraordinaire 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 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 biotechnology Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars embedded storage device that has gone missing The story is a uite good well paced andxpands our understanding 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 story something I Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life expect from Brandon Sanderson s stories I was hoping for from this follow up story It was a fun read but think book 1 is slightly better45 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 bestxplanation 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 Crazy Love etc It is possible to 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 ofspionage and Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society everythinglse it implies including a hit man a hit woman is this case Fun nsuresI just mentioned fun this is xactly 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 would give the novella 5 stars but decided to settle on 4 There are several reasons for this 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 xactly 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 stablished and highly regarded writer It is still recommended to Black Heart, Red Ruby everybody who thought the first book was at least passable read and you will not regret itThis review is a copypaste of my LeafMarks one Stephen Leeds and his hallucinated hallucinations are back Abandon your sanity ye whonter hereYou can now forget about ating sleeping drinking socializing or whatever meaningless occupations you usually have Don t plan on putting this book down until you finish it You won t be able to
I M Not Crazy m not crazy m compartmentalized Stephen Leeds 47 hallucinations the most sensible guy you ll ver get to meet Occupation solving strange mysteries A genius No He would tell you his aspects do all the work for him They know New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood everything there is to know aboutverything And if they don t No problem Steve reads about a specific skilltopic and tada New aspect at your service Pretty handy huh Well it does get kind of crowded sometimes Keeping track of forty seven hallucinations is tough Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey enough If I had to imagine their in laws too I just mightnd up going crazy And it can make going on dates problematic specially when some of your hallucinations tag along Like that guy she said In that movie Sure Like that Only he was crazy and I m not Oh. 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 ncoded top secret information in his DNA before he died and if it falls into the wrong hands that will mean disasterMeanwhile Stephen's. ,
Brandon Sanderson never ceases to surprise me ЯED even though this book is a 100 pages novella it 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 uotes 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 askedxasperated Sure JC said Everyone does And who are you going to call Santa I ve got it figured out Skinny We re all from this other place see And when you need some help you reach out and snatch us You re some 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 njoy 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 you had as a child what if you grew up and you had 47 of them and ach one was an The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs 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 Unfortunately my aspects well they tend to be a little unhinged Last year I read Legion and loved this idea of a genius who was so smart he almost drove himself crazy The solution have ongoing hallucinations that interact with him andach other to solve mysteries Seems the jury is still out on if that makes him Schizophrenic Delusional or some new kind of insane but I don t care because I think it is fantastic Moreno even if it makes trying to date hell Trying toxplain to your date that a few other people tagged along and she can t see them is difficult Like that guy she said In that movie Sure Like that Only he was crazy and I m not Oh yeah Ivy said What a great way to put her at Monsieur Pain ease Explain in depth how not crazy you are Aren t you supposed to be a therapist I snapped back at her Less sarcasm would be delightful That was a tall order for Ivy Sarcasm was kind of her native tongue though she was fluent in stern disappointment and light condescension as well She was also a good friend Well imaginary friend But Steve is great at what he does and is the go to guy for solving strange and unusual happenings Like finding a missing body with information coded onto its DNAThe inner workings of Stephen s mind and hallucinations arexplored a little fully in this story as all forty seven help in some way to solve this case I was totally drawn into the idea of the science behind using human DNA to store information and what
some of the ramifications of that could be Given nough time andof the ramifications of that could be Given nough time and advances What If every human could be their own person computer how awesome is that I like the mystery but the big draw for me in this series is Steve and all of his aspects I love uirky characters and Stephen Leeds is thepitome of uirkiness The conversations he has with all of his aspects and the interactions the aspects have with The Exhaustion Breakthrough each other are so imaginative Each aspect has a distinctive voice and personality It is an amazing idea and I can t getnough of it You would maybe think that because all of these aspects or hallucinations are Stephen s creation that he might have some level of control over them but that doesn t seem to be he might have some level of control over them but that doesn t seem to
Be Case They Seemcase They seem have their own lives outside of Steve some with imaginary families imaginary physiological issues and relationships with The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good each other thatven Steve seems clueless to Sometimes they Supplemental Book even have philosophical discussion about being imaginary Being an imaginary person makes it difficult to feel any real sense of accomplishment Just imagine your sense of accomplishment I said You re imaginary so imaginary accomplishment should work for you But if I m imaginary and I imagine something it s doubly unreal Like using a copy machine to copy something that s just been copied Actually Tobias said strolling up theoretically the imaginary sense of accomplishment would have to be imagined by the primary imaginer so it wouldn t be an iteration as you suggest My favorite breakout character in this book is totally JC the uber paranoidx Navy seal in charge of Steve s security He is one of the few hallucinations that doesn t believe he is imaginary and his Hark! The Herald Angels Scream explanation of hisxistence is phenomenal He is one of the aspects that seems to do whatever he wants and rarely follows the rules that Steve has in place for his hallucinations Thank heavens Tobias replied You hadn t suggested we shoot someone in over an hour JC I was beginning to think something was wrong No listen JC said We can shoot Pinhead McWedgy over there and it will teach v. 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 dge of psychosisIt's not his own genius that Stephen Leeds gets hired for Clients want to tap into the imaginary xperts that populate his mind and it's ge.
summary Legion: Skin DeepYeah Ivy said What a great way to put her at ase Explain in depth how not crazy you are So here we have Steve and his very crowded box of cats on a mission to recover a missing 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 Bidadari yang Mengembara 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 withach other Priceless Each and Red River Girl 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 suffering from but is he actually suffering from a mental disorder At this point I m notven 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 La strada delle croci especially JC thex Navy SEAL security and weapons xpert who has a hard time dealing with the fact that he s not realNot zombies I said feeling cold Cancer You created a 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 veryone 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 ach 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
and sometimes it gets really meta I love good brain xerciseJust imagine your sense of accomplishment I said You re imaginary so imaginary accomplishment should work for youBut 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 gos 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 years ago and whom he desperately wants to find again She keeps being dangled in front of us like a particularly annoying worm but nothingFascinating And Sometimes It Gets Really Meta
really happened with that plotline at all I also thought this second installation in the series wouldhappened with that plotline at all I also thought this second installation in the series would 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 xtremely 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 h A nice continuation of the series Longer than the first story this answers some uestions from the first story xpands 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 BEENstory gets awfully stale I ve really been 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 dges 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. .