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As good as the original and there's got to be a third book.
on 7 January 2000
Bova has made Mars the place to be. Like the first novel MARS, he leaves us with a tantalising need to know just what is really up there. Or in this case,'what was written'. I feel like I've been up there with the characters and have made the decisions and discoveries right alongside them. I want more Mr.Bova - just one more book will do, but I want it.
The negative aspects of this novel are that I still don't truly like Jamie Waterman and the girls he bags in both books are too all-round gorgeous to be true, but he is a noble character with a noble pursuit. I didn't buy the mystery villain either, didn't really need it, though it was in a way, a necessary device to bring the book to a decently poignant conclusion.
But why dwell on minor irritations. This is a classic.