Probably not. While the prose was competently written, I found the story uninspiring. The characters, despite best attempts, were rather flat and 2-dimensional. It read like something Michael Crichton might have written (heavy on plot, light on character) but without his ability to create tension and suspense. The whole story-within-a-story thing was...disruptive. Killed the pace. I was hoping to glean some new creative insight into theories of humanity's evolution. None was found. There was one little creative element I liked, but no spoilers here. Also, I really could not stand the voice Davies used for the main antagonist.
Eh. A wee bit too confusing. No one seems to ask an obvious question. And other things were fairly predictable.
Solid job for the most part. The voice used for antagonist, Dorian Sloane, was annoying, and not in the "love to hate" kind of way, but in the way that makes you wish you were reading this and not listening to it.
Books like this end up as SyFy channel movies.
It's the scifi story that begat all scifi stories. What's not to love? It's good ol fashioned scifi fun.
John Carter. Woola.
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