This was an "OK" book. Author hypothesizes that human population on earth is the result of alien astronauts who arrived thousands of. years ago. Proof postulated includes many bold assertions that can't be supported but cause you to go: "hmmmmmm."
Exciting thriller that kept my attention--page turner even if it was an audio book. Listened quickly to this one. Another good Patterson book that ends with flair.
Technical, political and social obstacles obstruct a dream. These are overcome and the dream becomes reality...and a basis for further Arthur C. Clarke novels. This book is more about the obstacles and human foibles than the sci-fi. If you like that, you'll like the book.
Tried to read this one, couldn't get into it. One should read this only if one wants to know the victorian era ultra rich life style.
Another Bova intrigue book. It had many characters, developed to a "T" and all supporting the whounit plot It's a book in series and it helps to know the past works, but not ctitical. And, it all happens on the moon's far side.
Another special download from audible.com--first in a series. In this one, the cop falls for the reporter dame, with many undercurrents and in the background of a senior cop shot. I liked it, but believe I'll wait awhile for the second in the series.
I was all ready to give this book five stars. Discussions about the author's choice individuals who influenced history in the 20th century: I learned a lot about Albert Einstein, for example. That's the reason that I got the book in the first place.
However....during the last 20% of the book; the author, a journalist, reverted to his favorite causes. One was how customers should pay for the content in the changing news business--a self licking ice cream cone; in my opinion. I thought that irrelevant to the book's theme. Do that again, Walter Isaacson, and you've lost at least one reader.
Another Elizabeth Moon page turner. It has elements of identity theft, bureaucratic wrangling mixed with cultural differences, inept leadership, family relationships, ever present pirates and space combat. That humans haven't changed in the time it took to develop interstellar travel is a testament to the author's imagination. In the end, our heroine, Ky Vada, lives to see another adventure in the next book.
Bureaucrat or bungling idiot? "We" or "I"? I was rooting for our hero in his quest for happiness...foiled at many turns. Only an idiot would miss the individualist theme of this book.
An honest assessment of Polish life during WW2. Our heroine is the wife of the Warsaw Zoo. Survival was a matter of edge, tact and luck as the Germans destroyed the city, burned the ghetto and then left.
This book makes you think of good and evil. Are some people basically evil?
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