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This book is annoying. There are sections (and the start is one ...
on 2 December 2014
This book is annoying. There are sections (and the start is one of them) that reads like an instruction manual - or perhaps the plot outline. No dialogue, just lengthy descriptions of events and technical blurb. Really not interesting.
The Zeke character starts off good but gets progressively smug and less likeable. It's great to develop super powers - even better to actually use them!
Zirkos is a stock alien and, let's face it, you would want to shake him off at a party once he started talking to you near the drinks table. Ferris? Yawn! Predictable as anything. A truly stock character. Very disappointing. The AI - dull and overly powerful. If Zirkos with the technology and the virtually unlimited capabilities of Pod and Ship had to run away from the Nubl, then Earth, using basically the same technology didn't stand much chance. When you got technology that can do everything (materialise anything from thin air, travel faster than light, move anything, transmogrify anything into anything) then the story just becomes a magical fantasy with little tension. Pointless.
Some of the dialogue seemed awfully un-American as well. Quite strange.
I will not be buying the next edition. I particularly don't want to risk the possibility that the Nubl don't arrive and wipe that smug git Zeke out.