Decided to get the book after how much I loved the show.
Definitely playing off a similar story line but much different.
It was a good read, kept things interesting, and loved the narrator.
This story is very believable. The fact that it is in the realm of possible makes it scary as hell. Jay Snyder does a great job narrating. Fast paced.
This book is full of flat, stereotypical characters; rampant sexism; bad science; and predictable plot moves. I only finished it because it's like one of those movies that you enjoy watching only because it's entertaining to make fun of how terrible it is. I also read it in anticipation of the TV series based on the book. This is one time where I will be relieved if the adaptation takes liberties to drastically change the story.
Yes, normally these authors pen great books, but this book is a loser for them.
Okay, great premise for a story..then *letdown*..The performer has the cocky sounding attitude that fits the character and dialogue but the dialogue tries too hard to be clever and come up with a wisecrack suitable for every situation.
The story was more like an abridged version and that would be okay if it had been sold that way, but it felt like something was missing. Maybe James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge have run their collaboration course and need to give it a rest if this is what they are going to churn out.
I was disappointed and won't buy any more of the stories from these authors. Sometimes, Mr Patterson, maybe quailty should be of more importance than quantity.
The story line was good. However the writing style was not. The idea of all the harm mankind has done to the world was a great foundation for the story. However the character was not strong enough to carry the story line through.
Geeks rule the world!
I wanted to listen to this for two reasons:
1.) James Patterson
2.) The TV Mini-Series
Patterson had never let me down, but maybe because the TV Mini-Series was written so differently, and IMHO better, this book was crap. I mean the characters were.
The main character was so different from the one I expected, a loser. I guess the TV version impacted my book opinion a lot.
Scary? Yes. Danger and action too. Surely this book will be loved by those who believe that man is the problem for all the other species. This is an interesting scenario, but even attempting to be consistent with its main premise would require more thought and rewriting.