Video game stories are often a bit choppy and perhaps even dull but the action, playability and animation often make up for that. Well, books must rest entirely on the story and so when you back port a game into a book you need to flesh it out, and make it plausable. This book plodded in in heavy handed and choppy fashion right up until the end which went out with a puff and not a bang. Left thinking, "what was the point?"
The main character in this book is such a broken man, but has some real good inside, and is a complete badass. The story is realistic for fiction and captivating. I have not been able to put down any of the kill series including this one.
If I wanted a textbook on military strategy - in SPACE - I would buy one - oh wait, I already did. The lost fleet is dry and boring. The narrator does a nice job with a dull book but that is about the best thing I can say for this. I could not make it all the way through. This was a waste of a credit.
The abridged version of this audiobook is all you need. I can't imagine what more they would pack into the full version. The abridged version provides you with a breakdown of the 4 diciplines with some nice illustrative stories about their use and pitfalls. Next the book shows you how to put them into practical use. I have found it easy and effective to apply the info within. I recommend this book.
The way that he tells half the story through the dogs eyes is incredible. I have a whole new respect for our k9 friends. I was absorbed by the explanations told through the dogs eyes as I think most readers of this book will find themselves.
The book works in action and politics in a way that is in your face with action but not so much with the politics. It has a point to make but it is quite palatable even if I don't always agree. Just done really well. In this book and the last one the characters have gotten more complex, its not just the good guys and the bad guys in this one. Characters are conflicted and more complex. It makes the book all the more interesting to have this bit of nuance. This is no classical literature but it is damned entertaining and not at all low-brow either.
I bought the book because I was looking for an honest and unbiased look at the topic. Foer starts off strong and then by the middle of the book has his cards laid out on the table fully. I was really starting to like the book and then it turned so strongly toward the anti-meat side of the issue that it was hard to take the million and one reasons/stats he laid out for why vegan/vegitarianism is the right way to go too seriously. He debunks the passages he provides from those speaking on behalf of the current system and props up the passages from those on his side. Too biased to take seriously. Stopped listening in the middle.
The book is confusing and rather boring. A better story and plot, one that I could actually care about would help.
He is great! Very well done, great with voices and characters.
Richard K. Morgan is a talented author. His Takeshi Kovacs books are among the best I have read. I guess everyone makes mistakes. This book was really dull, did not even finish it.
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