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A real disappointment
on 16 March 2009
I have enjoyed Eric Flint's series about West Virginia going back in time enormously. The premise is great, and the characters have been superb. I wait anxiously for the new book to emerge, so I can see how everyone is doing, and pre order every one. But the Dreeson Incident is not in the same class as the other books. The characters are much more one dimensional, and even when the old characters are mentioned they are not treated as they have been previously. There is very little continuity with the other books, the text of this book leaps all over the place, seemingly at random, and with no real direction. All in all a real disappointment. I am still trying to get to the end of the book - its boring, and I keep finidng other things to do, or other books to read. If this was an experiment, it failed for me. Please, go back to the winning formula and style. I really want to know what happens to Harry, Melissa, Gretchen, Mike, Jeff et al, but I hope I don't have to suffer through more of this sort of book to find out. I recoomend waiting until the book is remaindered before you buy! You are not missing all that much and will save yourself some money.