This book is just not put together very well. From the writing style to story to character.
What I liked least was the fact that the main character and his friend are in highschool when the story starts. If I make it out right, 6 months later his friend is an internationally known space pilot who cavalierly takes control of Space Shuttles etc.
Mainly, this is a war story. VERY BADLY WRITTEN WAR STORY.
If you want a good book that is totally the opposite of this writing wise, try either Old Man's War or Armour by Steakley.
One of the best sequels I have ever come across. Better than the first book!
Caliban's War is even better than its predecessor, Leviathan Wakes. The writing and story are more involved and assured. Its nice to see Corey getting better and better as an author.
However... In my mind... Corey has a need to make his works too epic. They become too much like a comic book super hero saving the day against impossible odds stories.
Still very worth listening too. I love this author. Just wish he would tone down the scale a little.
3/4's of the way through this book, I was in awe of it. I was thinking about how i was going to give it 5 stars and be happy to do so.
I wont give anything away, this book is still very much worth reading. It just got very forced, to self important, and maybe 100 pages too long.
wow, this book is just plain bad. The Characters have already been fully developed.... or as much as they are going to be it seems. The plot is kind of looney and if you think about it, it makes little sense. A real disappointment
This author... does not know how to write. or he is way to young. ugh. Just painful to listen to.
sadly, Coben is rewriting old ideas for the 3rd or 4th time here. I admire the writer greatly, but it feels to me that he is just mailing this one in.
All the great reviews, I was looking forward to this one. However... it falls flat, it feels dated. The writing is often just horrid.
Since anything King touches becomes a best seller, why mess with the golden egg?
I think thats the attitude his publisher has taken for the last 30 years. His first several books were tight and polished. 11/22/63 on the other hand goes on and on. It could have benefited by getting several hundred plodding pages chopped out.
Over all, this was an interesting idea, some passages were very well written, and King as usual shined through here and there. But in the end, it just was boring.
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