Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
5
2.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
3
2 star
0
1 star
1
Format: Kindle Edition|Change

Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 7 August 2012
'Magnet' follows a space fighter pilot of the same name on his first brief and traumatic foray in to space combat with the 'Toralii', the alien menace in the Lacuna universe. The story is written with a heavy military theme; the characters' nicknames, interactions and outlook all have a strong sense of barracks humour. The story is too brief to give much more than glimpse into the world that the author has created in his novels, but it is not a bad little read.

For the most part it is reasonably well written, though there are a few proofreading quibbles, but they don't detract too much from the story overall. I found at times that the author was a little over-reliant on current military technology in descriptions, it being a sci-fi set in the future. One particular occasion where a 'wasp' space fighter was described as looking 'something like a F-4 Phantom' just came across as lazy. Unless you happen to know what a Phantom looks like this isn't all that helpful and it wouldn't have taken many lines to avoid having to make the comparison at all.

The characters were for the most part believable and likable enough, being well fleshed out for a short story. The main protagonist, 'Magnet', at times came across as a little confused. At one point he was fondly remembering a hooker, whose business card he had kept, then moments later thinking about how much he loved his girlfriend. It maybe this is meant to convey the character's relatively loose morals, but it jarred a little when read.

Overall this is a readable little short story that gives a brief glimpse in to the universe the author has created in other books.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 October 2013
Even given the fact it was free on kindle, this (very) short story was simply unbelievably bad. They should pay you to read it (and edit, correct etc as is badly needed).
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 January 2015
A short story (teaser) as part of the Lacunaverse with a rather unsatisfactory ending. It would probably be better if read as part of a longer story. Still, a pleasant enough distraction.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 May 2014
Quite as gripping story, a bit short, I had no longer started reading it when I came to the end, but all said and done, a very good story.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 January 2015
It is ok
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)