I'm usually a NF or fantasy person, so this
was already out of the taste range. There were some big jumps of improbability that reduced my like for some characters. Actually the characters all seemed really omnidirectional and the plot ends up being just being a detail of how unchanging characters in perform their role. No depth, but nice premise.
This goes from drama, to thriller, to horror story all with perfect transitions. It's slightly confusing at first, but once things get rolling, it keeps you hooked. The characters are unique and interesting, the plot branches out into a vast complexity, and there are only a few points where I was going, "Okay, get to the point." Overall, it was great, and I cannot wait to read the next one.
Modern SCI-FI at its finest.
The writer's witty approach to each chapter, followed by characters you really felt connected with. I'd put this up there with Lord of the Rings in terms of crafting a multi-headed story, and characters who you feel like you're along for the ride with.
I was really moved when I was two chapters in, and realized that this wasn't even close to young-adult-novel-marketed-as-adult-SCIFI book The Second Ship.
In the back of my mind, I was saying to author "Thank you". This is a true classic.
This is one of those rare classic books that once you finish, you have to change genres for your next book, knowing it won't compare to what you just read.
Two white guys with the personalities of dried plantains live separate mundane lives with middle class careers suddenly get tied up in a conspiracy that changes the galaxy. They make some really bad mistakes that cause billions to be murdered, but they face no repercussions for their actions because they're the protagonists. Read something else.
Excellent story and characters that weave a fast paced story of the complexity of a human colonized solar system facing horror from "out there" and from within. Well done!
Enjoyed the story and characters, and that they had normal names like Fred and Holden.
The story was really well done. It achieved what I think a book should... I anticipated my rides to and from work. I sat in the car several times for 30 minutes to an hour finishing out chapters. It's like a really good mystery thriller that happens to take place across our inner solar system. I am a suckered for anything space, so suffice it to say that I came for the space part, and stayed and will continue this series for the story and the great characters within.
I am remarkable.
After only a few months, I don't remember much about this book except how annoying the anachronistic accents were.
The narrator was talented, but I just couldn't get over how annoying the accents were. The one exception being the artificial being, which had a great voice.
This would fit very well into the terrible SyFy movie genre.