I do not normally read science fiction but the title and reviews got my attention. This was a well written book with a well thought out plot and believable dialog. I plan to read another in the series.
I did not know what to expect from a book published in 1959. Although I worried that it might be dated, nothing could have been further from the truth. It was a well written and well narrated book that had just enough build-up, action and human drama. It was a surprisingly entertaining find.
While I don't like it when an author gets "too cute" with the title or the concept, this book surprised me. Scalzi dealt with the topic of free will and determinism in an infinitely creative way - from the perspective of Star Trek Redshirts. One of the great aspects of Science Fiction is how it can shed light on the human condition (Read Altered Carbon to really cook your noodle) - and this book hit the mark. That's not to imply that it was overly highbrow in fact, it was entertaining and absolutely funny at times. My one criticism was the dialogue - Someone else commended on the clunky dialogue and they were right on...Nonetheless, a cool book indeed.
As a public school administrator I am impressed how well Brill tells the story of the battles that are going on in the American Educational System. The narration is good and the writing is well paced.
I am not a big fan of Dick Hill's reading - Sorry but he is just too dramatic for me. Oddly his voice fit with Andrew Peterson's writing which was filled with cliche's and unrealistic action. I finished the book but more out of habit than entertainment.
I enjoy the Sanford Prey series and find Ferrone's narration perfect for Davinport. While not highbrow, Sanford's Prey series are completely entertaining - Candy.
Stephen King’s character development is outstanding. While other reviewers found his use of profanity somehow distasteful, I found it artful. His characters’ words, language and thoughts are so authentic and his descriptions so clear that the unbelievable becomes convincingly real. I enjoyed this book.
This book reminded me very much of his other book, "The Good Guy" but the lead characters were much more likable like "Odd Thomas." Interesting how the Technology can be so dated so quickly. The narration and pace were excellent. A bit unbelievable but fun reading.
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