Pleasant, readable, but not particularly striking.
Not only tired, but self-indulgent.
The plot is thin.
A decent book.
Not really memorable.
Formal, slow-moving, not very interesting, and ends abruptly.
If you want something a little deeper, something that will make you think about the nature of being and reality without being pretentious about it, I recommend this collection.
Below Hobb's standard.
A solid fantasy book with an intriguing, enjoyable story.
A long way from being the best of Vance's work.
Vance brings his fantastic writing slightly closer to home.