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Wierd Witch Discworld!
The Discworld series in general by Terry Pratchett is full of such irreverant, reality stretching, comical romps through a flat world where anything goes.
A fun book and a good listen.
Nice little escapist story complete with a fresh perspective and a mano a machine throw down that should have been on Pay Per View.
Pro ally written to be put in the series about book four. Acceptable time filler if, like all theses B V Larson Star Force books you pay a lot for the few short hours each book is chopped into.
Worth three frights. 😱😱😱 mostly because it's some fun and it's soon over.
Skip this read as a waste of time.
Ridiculous plot sequences.
Flawed character development and consistency.
A ridiculously simplistic portrayal of the mind, memory and mental abilities of a man who supposedly rose to rule Star Force thru multiple interstellar crises and became Emperor of Earth and a multi-species alliance and defeats hyper intelligent ancients BUT can't remember to give precise instructions to robot Marvin -- over and over again -- which leads to humorous pratfalls that "all turn out all right" for the survival of Earth and Humankind. And this characterization applies to his relationship with his girlfriend, his officers, and the enemy. It strains credulity.
It finally dawned on me that this is written for 5th graders.
Read it if you wish for a few hours of escapism but you will have to suspend your own thinking and logic for the duration.
And I think that is too much to ask a reader/listener! I believe it reflects an author tired of his creation or simply burnt out by the restraints of his "thought universe."
Move on to his undying series. 😱
I've enjoyed this series.
I don't think it's for everyone but it's light, escapist, and mostly mental engagement neutral.
The series should be read in order to catch all the references and nuances. 😱
An enjoyable series by author B.V. Larson but for unexplained reasons the protagonist is dumbed down somewhat in this book.
Nevertheless a fun light and lighthearted read for Sci-Fi fans. 😱
In Something Other than a Prequel!
I enjoyed this quite a bit and listened to it in one day. Everything very good, nicely paced, and well written -- except the soliloquy at the end -- which I suspect is some type of transition to the next book. I plan on finding out . . . 😱
If you've seen my reviews there was a general decline, in my opinion, in the quality of Mr. Brust's work books 1 thru 3. But this second prequel is well written, nicely paced, and interesting. 😱
I started the first book cautiously but ended enjoying it immensely.
I looked forward to many future books as enjoyable.
The second book not as good.
The third his weakest so far.
The author does not do well with cognitive exploration of personal philosophies.
I do plan to try his next book.
Complicated plot that moves too slowly at times with too many miraculous "coincidences" and "rescues" so that by the end of the story one's credulity organs are exhausted.
An important story from the standpoint of providing the reader with information and background to the rest of the series of books (if the reader plans to travel that path). 😱
With Lords and Ladies and Floating Castles and Assasins plying their tradecraft.
Oh, and did I mention amultispecies world?
A pretty incredible 1st book for this series. 😱
I am a fan of the Alon series and have been reading the in order. I see a significant improvement in the author's craft in this book--though none have left me incredulous or wanting.
This fictional series echoes the pervasive evil that is radical Islam that is warned of -- fictionally and in non-fiction -- by Joel Rosenberg in a series entitled "The Twelfth Iman".
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