A Lot of Telling I am a fan of Robinson, see my reviews of Island 731 and Project 731. I am presently listening to Second World and expect to writ..Show More »e a glowing review early next week. This book, not so much. It is advertise as book 1 of Deep Blue, but it is also book 3.6 of Chess Team. I am not sure what the difference is, but I felt lost throughout most of the story. I was not even sure who was the good guys and who were the bad guys. In a book of a little over 3 hours, the first 45 minutes is spent catching you up, which means lots of telling and no showing. It sounded like I missed a good book, as the previous had lots of mythological creatures but this book had GIANT SALAMANDERS. Given, these salamanders are about seven feet long, similar to alligators, but still, salamanders? What next, giant bunny rabbits? Several phrases were used evidently to impress us. I know nothing about dirt bikes, but evidently HDT dirt bikes are better than others. Many times a dirt bike is used, but it is never just a dirt bike, it is always a HDT dirt bike. That is just one example.
P.S. Read the other reviews. Did Mani copy off of Allenby or is somebody giving out talking points?