6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Formula 1A Pip and Flinx novel,
This review is from: Patrimomy (Pip & Flix Adventures) (Mass Market Paperback)
I'll start this review with an appeal: PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS IT'S USED. Not that the writing changes but because some writers (Foster being the most blatant), needs to be hit in the head (or wallet) by an ACME-sized financial club before they stop milking their readers. I't is such a pity because mr. Foster is truly a gifted writer who in this book yet again has Flinx go off on a tangent rather than dealing with the mysterious evil that he is supposed to save the universe from. Not that the book is bad. It's just that is formula 1A. In Reunion Flinx traversed a desert and was disappointed he would die of something so ordinary as dehydration, in this book it's a frozen forest and he is disappointed he will die by something so ordinary as cold. In Sliding Scales he is hunted by insane fanatics, in this book by a sleazy bountyhunter working for the fanatics. And so on and so on... This book is still readable but you are better off buying Trouble Magnet or Sliding Scales - both are strong three-star or maybe even weak four-star books. Oh, and a note to the writer: You can save the universe and still publish more Flinx novels. By now that particular story plot cannot possibly boost sales, rather the opposite...