This kid with an apparent 6th grade education in writing is now completely off my reading list. This is the second book that got rave reviews that I found just too painful to listen to more than a chapter or two.
The writing here is so infantile that I could not stand to make it through the second chapter. "he said, she said, they said, he said." My GAWD, could it be any worse??? The story is completely secondary to the repetition of "xxx said" every couple of seconds (no exaggeration!).
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
5 stars is great!
_________________________________________________- I really like this series of about 13 short stories that are vignettes of "The Human Division" by John Scalzi. I rarely give 5-stars but most of these are I that category. I wish I could write like this . . . .The man is gifted. 😱
Grabbed my interest from the start. Found it to be very interesting, Sci-Fi at its best. Filled with twists, turns, and plenty of thrills. A typical John Scalzi book! However, like many novellas, I would have liked it very much if it had been longer. An EXCELLENT Resd! -R.Wood
I already purchased and enjoyed the Human Division by Scalzi. this is not any new or different material, my fault for not checking first. good book though.
Liked the narrator and how he pulled the characters to life. The story line is good, nice to see the humans as the underdog. I'll read a few more in the series before final vote is cast.
Book was good overall by narration suffered from the large amount of Wilson said, Schmidt said, Wilson said, Schmidt said dialogue tags
This was a fun - pulpy - story with good narration and enjoyable characters. I am very Glad that I had just listened to Tor.com since the back story buried in that book made this one that much more fun. I will definitely be listening to the whole series but I'm going to try to pace myself to get the full "Serial Novel" effect.