Phoenix, AZ, United States | Member Since 2009
As the first Niven/Lerner book I've picked up, I have to say I was a bit lost. I could not get into it. With this particular series maybe it's important you start from the beginning. In my experience, serials are designed so you can pick up any one and though there's background info missing, the book still stands alone well. This one just seemed too alien and I had the impression I've missed too much of the story to fully understand the plot. Other reviewers seem to have been a fan of the continuing series and have a different view. But if you haven't read others I wouldn't recommend starting with this one.
This book was like a REALLY BAD B horror movie. Story was original and would have been 3 or 4 stars if the dialogue had been more mature. But this struck me as something sprung from the mind of a fifteen year old. I would recommend it to a much younger audience if it was not for the mature content. Not a very satisfying read.
I felt the characters and much of the dialogue lacked dimension and maturity. The only thing mature about this book was the often unnecessary graphic sexual content.
The narrator used did not have much range or inflection.
Disappointment. It could have been a good book in the hands of say Seth Grahame-Smith or David Wong.
I dont think so.
The dialogs between characters aeemed the most improbable thing about this story. And that's a strange thing when you are talking about fiction. So many times I founs myself rolling my eyes because the characters were so long winded about simple things and I felt that when there is a genetic throwback trying to get at your brains a little brevity might be called for. The writing was very counter intuitive and it prevented me from enjoying this otherwise intriguing storyline.
I believe that I have listened to his work before. He is decent but not great.
Dagosta added very little. Or kawakita
I'm not sure enjoyable is the best term for such a dark experience. It's an important book on a serious subject. It deeply affected me. I had a physical reaction to some of the horror described in this book. And yet its a book I would recommend to anyone who could stomach it.
I would recommend to my daughters in about 10 years or so. I chose this book because it was described as similar to "Hunger Games". However, while HG was written for a younger audience it had appeal to for adults as well. I would not recommend this book for adults, it's definitely a teen, or young adult book. It lacked maturity.
It was a decent story and was well read, but it was not my cup of tea.
I regret to say I never read the print version
I loved the one liners. Very funny
I have listened to this book 5 times now. It's very entertaining when I'm in the mood for a laugh.
with the possible exception of the post script. It was a jaw dropper. Other than that I thought it was suspenseful and well written. a very enjoyable read.
Although it was clearly aimed at a teen audience, I found the story engaging enough to finish it.
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