Rather than loose or sloppy I would describe the writing as conversational i.e. it reads like a human being saying words like humans do. It owns.A few chapters into Tor's free preview of Gideon and I'm pretty disappointed by how loose and sloppy the prose is. I know this is the style of genre fiction in our modern age but I find it hard to get invested in character or plot when I keep having to navigate these jagged sentences. I'm going to keep going but honestly I don't see myself paying to continue past the free chapters.