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Top Customer Reviews
Defoe uses the Elite license as a (heavily lampshaded) excuse for an excellent comic novel. If you were a fan of the Pirates! Books, you should definitely buy it, but more people than that should buy it, too.
If you are planning on buying the new Elite game, you MUST own this book, since their new copy protection system involves entering the third word from paragraph four of page 80.
It's got the same general comedy tone as the Pirates books, but (oddly enough) with a carefully wrought underlying detective plot and a darker edge to the humour. Imagine something as embittered as Douglas Adams' later books, but as funny as Douglas Adams' earlier books.
My only complaints are that it's pretty short (I gobbled it down in an evening) and it's not *quite* as hilarious as the Pirates! books- but that's an extremely high standard.
Happy I broke my duck on reading e-books with this one. Definitely worth a read.
This book is kid friendly for those that care.
SPOLIER: ʞooq sᴉɥʇ pǝpuǝ sɹǝʇɔɐɹɐɥɔ uᴉɐɯ ǝɥʇ ɟo oʍʇ ʍoɥ ǝɥʇ ʎq pǝʇuᴉoddɐsᴉp ʎlʇɥƃᴉls sɐʍ I ʇɐɥʇ sɐʍ ɯsᴉɔᴉʇᴉɹɔ ʎluo ʎW
The plot? Yep, it has a plot. And I did I mention how the writing made me laugh? Reading this stuff actually makes me feel better.
When i read this I had recently also read other ED books including 'Wanted' and 'Reclamation' so I was used to the idea that all the ED books were of a 'serious' nature.
To be frank reading this after those books is like watching Saving Private Ryan, then watching Platoon...... then watching Dads Army. The universe and the context are the same but after a while I was just expecting characters from the Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy to turn up in ridiculous fashion.
Is it a bad book? No, most definitely not, but it is in anyway similar to the other ED books? Also no (except for the universe that it is set within).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Laugh out loud funny at times ... bought it as a holiday read and annoyed the gf by constantly reading bits to her amid giggles. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JonS
Let's be honest, the story has as much connection to the Elite universe as your granny's shopping list does, but it's quite quite hilarious in an utterly charming way. Read morePublished 6 months ago by BW
"Docking is Difficult" is an OK humorous tie-in to the Elite: Dangerous franchise. Everything is done competently, and there were a few laughs along the way. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Anthony Green
As other reviewers have mentioned, Gideon Defoe has a particular style of writing... It's not too dissimilar to Douglas Adams, Grant-Naylor and Terry Pratchet, but in my opinion is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eddie Wilson
A great little novel, perfect accompaniment if you're a player of "Elite: Dangerous". It's certainly not Dostoyevsky, but the five stars I give this book are based on what... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patrick Borer
If you're of a fan of any of the Elite series of games, this book will tickle your funny bone. Loads of funPublished 17 months ago by Matt Keeble
Poor scifi story with ridiculous characters. When I got to a point when a talking motorized horse was used as a domestic servant I decided enough was enough.Published 18 months ago by Tony N.
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