this book sounds as if it was so forced. like the author had to spit out a book b/c he was on contract. very disappointing, i didn't even finish the book.
I rarely write reviews, but I have to warn you, this book stinks! Engines of the gods was really good... Deep Six was pretty good... but Chindi was AWFUL! The whole book was one, never-ending dialoge amongst the characters. The fascinating possibilities of the storyline were never followed through. You read more of what the characters are thinking and even eating, than you do about space, aliens or alien crafts. I'm definately not wasting another credit on McDevitt. I'll purchase the next book in the series at a thrift store, just out of curiosity. Maybe he was having a major bad day! I really think authors' agents should demand quality writing... not mass production.
I am so sad to have the saga end. I just hope Hamilton finds it in himself to carry on the commonwealth saga. I've started reading the Dysfunction series, but it just doesn't compate to the Star and Void books.
the story line was great. but once again, another great book bites the dust. If I buy a book expecting a ghost story, or horror novel, I'm not expecting to get an earfull or eyefull of pornography. A story line can use either another avenue to link the story together, or it can be done without such candid, blantant, detail of the sexual act. I'm running out of authors I can read... makes my library rather slim for the pickings.
this book was ok. not scary, but imaginative. the ending sucked though. i just wish i could find a book as worthy as stephen king's "the stand" to scare the pants off me!
I enjoyed the book immensely, storyline and descriptive style was great... seems Stephen finally realized his pre-accident form of writing was his best. HOWEVER; I really don't understand why King has to be so damned descriptive in his sex scenes. In fact, I don't understand the need for them at all. They did not enhance the storyline, or I should say, the storyline could have been written without those "scenes". I felt like I was hearing pornography for the ears much of the time. I don't know if King has a perverted sex addiction or if he's just frustrated in his own bedroom.
This book would have received a 4 star rating from me (it did have a strong underlying "the Stand" flavor to it) had the ear pornography not been so rampant.
i made it through chapter 8 and couldn't go on. The first person narrative is annoying. the narrators weren't very good. you don't have to use a high pitch voice to indicate a woman speaking. try just softening your tone rather than increasing the pitch. i see the book got great reviews, but i thought it was awful. waisted my money in my opinion.
Others compared this book to "The Stand". I do not feel it is even comparable to the talent of "The Stand"; however, Stephen King's original writing style does seem to be on a come back. For this, I am thankful. His trash he wrote after his near fatal accident truly sucked. "The Cell", which was a good read, is a sign that he is finally returning to his roots.
I was leary of the "dreaming" by Indigo, but, as unrealistic as the "powers" of Ediard are, Peter F. Hamilton wrote it in a way I found myself believing it to be reality. I can't wait for book three due out in mid August 2010!
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