This book has a very silly plot and a considerable amount of technically preposterous content.
I would say it is aimed at boys 13-14 years of age. I was only able to get through 3/4's of the book before I had to give up.
A decent story line and characters
Performance OK, but material he had to work with was just awful
The writing is not so bad, but not nearly good enough to redeem the book up to being worth reading.
The author here attempts a hybrid of a farce and a film noir mystery. It is not nearly funny enough for the farce to work and as a mystery it is ridiculous.
Just a three star. Winston gives too many plugs to his ancestors for unimportant statements.actions. Well written, of course
The history of man's acquiring of knowledge and understanding of the world and nature. These are all things we already knew, but it is very nice to have them all presented in one place to appreciate what a smart species we are.
Just 3 stars for this work covering an enormously important subject.
If you subscribe to "People" magazine, or it's ilk, this coverage of the melt down may be of greater interest to you. It is mostly about the background and nature of the people involved, not the detailed events and mistakes that caused this disaster.
I am so sorry to have been suckered in by the 5 star rating. I could not get through the first hour of this drivel, sutiable only for teen age boys with very low I.Q.s.
The quality of the prose is good to very good and the overall plot idea is interesting.
However, if you care at all about realism and accuracy of technical details, this novel is not for you.
Also, the book presents you with the most incompetent police force this side of the Keystone Kops.
Got the book based on recommendation of friend who reads the series and the many favorable reviews posted for this title.
Very graphic and violent material. If that offends you stay away from this title.
I was able to finish the book, just barely. I would not get another in the series. The plot was simply not believable. The author spends a lot of time on descriptions and material with no relevance to the story.
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