The only problem I ever had with Harbour came from the establishment of the History of Domaro itself. Which is somewhat of a double edged sword cause on one hand, I really liked the rich history enfused into the island, but at the same time felt it kind of dragged in setting up for the core story of Anders. I felt the first half of the book was a little draggy (if I had to be really honest)...but this was forgiven once the connections all came into play and you started to realize why JAL had spent that time setting these things up. Nothing he sets up in the beginning is redundant, it all ties together and the slow opening pace was very much forgiven on my behalf.Am I the only one who did not want this book to end? Once again, I've read tons of negative feedback about "Harbour" , but I had a great time reading it.
I totally "got" the novel, bonded with the characters and seriously wanted it to go on and on ...and on ....and on...
I will admit, I found the opening a little slow at first, there did come a point where I sat there and thought "I don't necessarily care, just get back to the core story of Anders and his daughter", but to its credit, as the book progressed I really got hooked into it and I started to see why he spent that time setting it up. Its kind of the one flaw that I shared with LTROI, that I felt the middle of LTROI was quite draggy and bogged down, but yet once you got past that, it picked up something brilliantly and came together. Same deal with Harbour in many regards.
I like the book very much, and yeah I didn't want to see it end...if anything it just left me thinking "S**t, now I have wait till next year to get my hands on Little Star"