A few months ago, a friend recommended The Three-body Problem by Liu Cixin (translated by Ken Liu from Chinese to English). I listened to it as an audiobook.
This book is a different kind of science fiction! It starts out with at the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s and then sets the beginning there and then it skips ahead to present day for most of the book.
Without spoiling much, the book does have a good science fiction plot but I got a bit bored with the amount of science that was being explained and some was just too out there to keep up and it started to feel like a textbook than a sci-fi novel.
I did like how real the book felt through the early chapters with the characters being very well developed and described, later on, the characters started to feel predictable.
If you’re looking for a sci-fi book, definitely read/listen to this book!
I’m probably not going to continue the series, but that’s my opinion.