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Reasonable Writing, Dire Story
on 12 October 2013
I bought this on a whim as the reviews - at least the two that I read were rather nice about this. Hmmmm. Fooled.
It's not all bad because the writer can string the words together well enough and grammar is fine. I certainly didn't find myself grinding my teeth over it.
The story is simply appallingly done. Seriously, this is the kind of thing one would expect a twelve year old would knock up in his or her English class. There is zero depth, no characterization and the story tears along so fast it lacks all sense of pace. It's childlike.
Now, I appreciate we are talking about sci-fi here which, by it's nature requires a bit of suspension of disbelief, however to start a story off when the first few pages goes from lead character being confined to his house - which also happens to be a scrap yard his father left him, to finding a spaceship buried in his back yard - with a full crew - who already know he is their captain, simply leaves one stunned at the lack of timeline or pace. Add to that the fact that the same time the lead finds the spaceship, Earth is invaded and his stunning estranged wife is kidnapped by the aliens, you can see that in essence this really is a badly done kids book.
So if you like Hamilton, Asher, Currie etch. Don't bother with this rubbish.
So, unlike the other reviewers I shall not be chasing this story any further.