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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun comedy space opera
Not as overtly comedic as it's predecessor 'Smallworld', and with a considerably bigger canvas, 'Littlestar' continues the story of the fractious Reborn-in-Jesus family and their mysterious 'Uncle Anchorite' from the small asteroid (with the big gravity) Mount Ararat, as they become intimately involved in interstellar war with the 'Made' artificial lifeforms. This has...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interminable
There are some very clever ideas in this book (and its precursor Smallworld) but the plot just goes on and on without any proper resolution. Also, I regarding the characters, I found it difficult to remember who was who. Could be an enjoyable read if you are prepared to put the time in, but although I quite enjoyed Smallworld I gave up on Littlestar halfway through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun comedy space opera, 26 Jun 2012
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Not as overtly comedic as it's predecessor 'Smallworld', and with a considerably bigger canvas, 'Littlestar' continues the story of the fractious Reborn-in-Jesus family and their mysterious 'Uncle Anchorite' from the small asteroid (with the big gravity) Mount Ararat, as they become intimately involved in interstellar war with the 'Made' artificial lifeforms. This has more of a mil-SF/space opera feel to it rather than the picaresque satire of the first book, but I still smiled a bit, and the action moves along fast and enjoyably.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read, 31 May 2012
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I have just finished this and Small world, a brilliant read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I can't wait to read more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 11 May 2012
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Bill "Bill G" (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
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These's books are a great read and a nice way to spend a few hours (Smallworld and Littlestar). I hope Dominic Green writes a few more along these lines.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interminable, 16 April 2014
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There are some very clever ideas in this book (and its precursor Smallworld) but the plot just goes on and on without any proper resolution. Also, I regarding the characters, I found it difficult to remember who was who. Could be an enjoyable read if you are prepared to put the time in, but although I quite enjoyed Smallworld I gave up on Littlestar halfway through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 5 Feb 2014
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Best sci fi book series I've read in a long time
Witty, fast moving and enthralling
Let's hope there are more to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Humour, Fantastical ideas - I'll never look at a toaster the same way again!, 11 Oct 2013
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What started as a simple little story with Small World has continued into this expanding universe of mayhem, machines and manic humour. Not the internal chuckle, but the laugh out loud sort when you visualise, from the character's unique perspective, what they are experiencing in such a ridiculous and impossible interstellar war.

I'm not going to give a synopsis of the book, suffice it to say that it was enjoyable from start to finish, developing the many characters, and following them through the many twists and turns of their experiences. More please!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars superbly written, 11 Jun 2013
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Distinctly offbeat comedy sci-fi. Characters are well described and developed throughout the story with many parallels to current issues, albeit in a weird kind of way. Also the tech in the story is quite interesting as an extension of current technology. Entertaining and engaging, well recommended
The previous Smallworld shorter novel was the one that got me hooked in 1st place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still got it!, 11 May 2013
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Really enjoyed this next instalment of Dominic green. I am always reminded of the great Douglas Adams when I read him, that can only be good right? It is a good idea to read smallworld first maybe, as the characters are fully explained in that. Bring on the next one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comic but also a good space opera, 23 Jan 2013
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If you liked Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat stories, I think this hits a similar tone. There are well-observed laughs and a self-consistent universe that's populated by fairly well characterised (certainly for SF) individuals. There's some science in there and good dialogue. I really enjoyed reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 27 Nov 2012
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Mr. E. A. Hulse (Derbyshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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I did enjoy reading this book, although not as much as the first book. Sometimes I found it difficult to cope with all th switches between the characters, and felt that I needed a map to keep track of where they were.

I loved the clay, and the humour of it, and feel that I have extended my vocabulary of soil related terms.

I felt that some of the story lines were unresolved. Is there going to be another book in this series?

I will look out for other books by this author.
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