This book is exactly what you think it is, but a little bit more. I got this on a whim and actually really enjoying it. All in all, not in my top 10, but a good book.
Wil Wheaton provides an immensely hilarious performance, as the characters provide a tongue in cheek look at the sci-fi genre. Including jabs at formulaic plots and even Comicon! Amazingly, giving us moments of truly moving emotional glimpses into the nature of humanity. The 3 mini stories at the end of the main narrative are.a true gem!
A star trek fan and a beginning writer, I fully enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek self-awareness of the novel. Mr Wheaton's performance had the right balance to bring the story to life - fun intact, yet still able to engage suspense of belief.
Decent story. Happily it was more complex than I initially feared. I think I would have enjoyed it much better without the NSFW language. Hello lover I do see how it was used in varying degrees as a tool were telling the story.
Well, I'd say if you enjoy Agent to the Stars then yah, I would. I almost did not continue with this one. But then I remembered that it was Chapter 5 before I really got into Agent to the Stars so I gave it a little more time and happy I did.I have not been able to suffer through Androids Dream. I have not given up just yet... but not sure I'll return to it unless I'm just desperate for the "ridiculous" plots.I've read and finished 3 of John Sculzi's books so far. I am looking forward to Locked In.Most LOL Fun - Agent to the StarsGreat Sci-Fi Adventure - Fuzzy Nation (surprising ending) Sillyness but Worth a Credit - RedShirts
Doll was the main dude and perhaps because we're in his head the most and he had a pretty good "good guy" approach to life.
OK, if you asked me this for Agent to the Stars I probably could give that one a good comment. Wil must have done the reading for Redshirts before Agent to the Stars or perhaps he just loved one over the other because he did very his voice with Agent and really had very little variation with Redshirts.I totally love Wil's narrations. Regardless he has the right emotional outbursts and gut reactions with his voice that make him one of my fav's.
Too Goofy To Be Labeled Sci-Fi alone.
Some of the conversations in the beginning get pretty LONG... and I really felt like I was suffering through the last 2 chapters, which is actually "after" the story is over. So, I do recommend you get this one if you like John Scalzi's other books.I found it many times very LOL and a few ROFL, but there were some tedious moments here and there. The, "he said... she said..." well... honestly, it would be seriously hard to follow their conversations with out them, but perhaps John can use a crash course on how to make those moments a bit more interesting.Pausing before he answered her Doll said, "That's just not right".With the Aliens tentacles pressed hard against Dolls throat, he whispered, "I can't take this anymore""No." Doll's replied, his eye's cold and unforgiving.Just a suggestion buddy. (wink)
So much better than the fluff I expected. I liked virtually all the characters. I blew off actual life to find out how the huge convoluted puzzle resolved. Wil Wheaton was a tremendous bonus. To have a guy who lived one level of the story read it.
The book is a great story! Very interesting! Well thought out! Great performance by Wil Weaton! But the incessant "he said" due to so much dialog gets distracting. It may have been better to write the book in first person. The "Codas" after the book are rather extraneous. The final one is the best of the three though, so worth going thru to the end of the audiobook.
Interesting take on an old Star Trek observation, fast paced, loose tie up of story lines in the end so no great dessert but still a nice meal.