not a lot
ok book, but not up to the quality that Haldeman is capable of.
I have always enjoyed Haldeman's work. But this book's plot and characters were pretty thin. Read Forever War or some of his other works, but don't judge him based on this one.
I don't ask for a lot from this genre of fiction, but there was just too much in the way of implausible plot, and particularly inaccurate gun lore, in this one, and I just could not make it through the whole book. Also, I have already read one of the author's other books that contains the same plot in the last half of the book. I don't know which of the books was published first but the author just wholesale lifted a big chunk of the story from one and pasted it into the other. Once you have read all L'amour's works, its hard to find good books in this genre, and Mr. Rhodes does better than some I have read, but I still find his books to be "hit or miss."
Mr. Fitzgerald needs to read his own books! I always prefer to have the author read their own work, and when you have a speaker as good as David Fitzgerald it's a letdown not to hear it from his own voice.
Anyone not already familiar with Mr. Fitzgerald needs to look him up and hear him speak!
I have read a couple of other books from this author, and he has a couple more that I will try, but this one was a terrible disappointment.
I will probably return this book and pick up one of the author's "Longhorn" books that I have not yet read.
The performance was fine.
There wouldn’t be much of the book left if you cut out everything that should be cut, but I'd start with the whiney, crying, bosom clutching wife character.
There's almost no action in the book, mostly people whining and crying about their problems. I can get that in real life.
I thought I'd try this book because some reviewers compared the author to Louis L'amour, and one of my guilty pleasures is to sit down with one of those old good guy, bad guy western novels and get away from reality. But no L'amour book that I ever read was ever even close to being this bad. I understand that this is just a "western" novel, but you like to see a little attention to detail, minimizing historical inaccuracies and containing a minimum of just plain silliness and implausibility. But you won’t get that here. The characters, the situations, are annoying and just plain just horrible. One of the few books I have had that I simply could not finish.
I had no problem with the performance just the content of the book.
Niven has given us some really good sci-fi stories, but for me, this was not one of them. A little too "juvenile" and superficial, not at all "believable" plot. The "starring" characters are unbelievably inept and dense. I was really disappointed. I felt like I was in the 60's again.
Not at all.
I prefer books read by the author to any professional reader. No matter how bad the author is as a reader.
All of them.
I know the book was nominated for all the awards ,and I've read all the reviews about how great it is. But I just didn't see it.
I could never tell if the author was actually going for a parody or just writing for a juvenile audience.
I don't think so.
I am a fan of Brian Fagan and have enjoyed his work in the past, But, I am not a fan of
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