Big epic…interesting approach to morale issues…not really sci-fi,
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This review is from: Journey into Space (Kindle Edition)
It is an epic that spans over a few generations. The only likeable characters August and Celeste (the Romeo and Juliet) are in the first generation so don’t last the whole book. Something in the book dies when they die.
The events/relationships on the ship at times are described in a very unemotional, matter of fact monologue, much like you would get with a narrator while watching a tv documentary on Auschwitz. Not sure if this was intentional or not. It is fairly easy to read, though keeping up with the cousins, nephews etc was a little challenging at times but didn’t affect the following of the story.
The book does approach a couple of moral dilemmas; namely that of religion with the massive problems it can cause. Also, perhaps a bit more on the controversial side, how older people can adversely interfere with good looking young people and their personal life’s. The older people doing this simply because they want to, they can and feel they have a right to do so.
For those thinking of buying this book for the sci-fi space journey perspective then I would think twice. The book is barely about space or anything sci-fi. The story could be just the same if it was some big building that no one was allowed to enter or leave on planet earth.