- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2028 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Avenstar Productions (9 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FH1ZO3U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 144 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Scrapyard Ship (Scrapyard Ship series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Characters are shallow at best, the plot moves on and the characters don't. Our hero does not remember or think about big things over head or inbound, until ooops, he bumps into them! The male admiration of female 'curves' is pretty trite. All in all there's no sign of an author's mature or rich life experience offering this writing any depth.
This would not be satisfying if there was nothing else better, and there is a lot out MUCH better. Go for Elisabeth Moon, David Weber, Louis Bujold, John Ringo: They worked hard to create something enduring and wonderfully imaginative. This effort did not.
Trashed, but just about finished it (I've seen worse). Not a keeper, even on kindle.
I gave this story 5 stars because I enjoyed it so much and actually looked forward to picking it up when I had time. I look forward to the next installment.
It's not all bad because the writer can string the words together well enough and grammar is fine. I certainly didn't find myself grinding my teeth over it.
The story is simply appallingly done. Seriously, this is the kind of thing one would expect a twelve year old would knock up in his or her English class. There is zero depth, no characterization and the story tears along so fast it lacks all sense of pace. It's childlike.
Now, I appreciate we are talking about sci-fi here which, by it's nature requires a bit of suspension of disbelief, however to start a story off when the first few pages goes from lead character being confined to his house - which also happens to be a scrap yard his father left him, to finding a spaceship buried in his back yard - with a full crew - who already know he is their captain, simply leaves one stunned at the lack of timeline or pace. Add to that the fact that the same time the lead finds the spaceship, Earth is invaded and his stunning estranged wife is kidnapped by the aliens, you can see that in essence this really is a badly done kids book.
So if you like Hamilton, Asher, Currie etch. Don't bother with this rubbish.
So, unlike the other reviewers I shall not be chasing this story any further.
The characters were interesting and there was enough action to keep me entertained and enough character development to keep me wanting to see what happened to them.
Good first effort, keep the good work.
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