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So much Potential....
on 18 September 2011
This book had so much potential, the author keeps the plot ticking along, plenty of action, Some interesting ideas which are begun to be explored, and written in a style which is very readable and keeps the page turning. All the basics of a good book you would think. The problem comes with the jingoistic nature the author takes as regards to the US Marines. Don't get me wrong, the marines in the story are supposed to be the central line, but the author gets truly repetitive banging on again and again about how good the us marines are. Some talking about the basis of the star marines would have been cool, and how their history was based in the marines in the US, but every other page is, quite frankly inappropriate in a book which is set well out into the galaxy and earth is more or less irelivant 1000 years in the future.
It got the 3 stars because i think the author has talent if only he could get his head out of how wonderful the US marines are. It was never going to be a book on the level of Ian M Banks, but it would have been very entertaining as a light, high action novel. Cant say i will be buying any of his other books till i forget how irritated i got with this one wasting its potential.