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5.0 out of 5 starsQuantum's excellent adventure continues!
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2017
The saga continues! in Steampunk is Dead Harmon Cooper continues the story of Quantum Hughes. After years of being locked in the The Loop, Quantum now struggles to come to terms with what it means to be back in the real world as well as struggles with his fear of jumping back into VR world and resuming the mission he started so long ago. Great continuation of the saga started in The Feedback Loop. Quantum is such a great character, a total wiseass that makes me laugh. Great story with more action that you can shake a steam powered tank at! Now onto book 3!
5.0 out of 5 starsSmart, funny, intense: pure intelligent Cyberpunk
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2015
Harmon Cooper never fails to draw one into his world(s) of a humorous dystopian future. Steampunk is Dead (Book Two) is yet another triumph for Cooper. Pick it up, and you'll not put it down. Main character, Quantum Hughes, is so well written. Cooper draws you into his mind, his dysfunction, his trigger-happy soul. He's so easy to relate to ... And you find yourself wanting more. I've now read Life is a Beautiful Thing (1-4), Boy Versus Self, and Feedback Loop (1 & 2) ... I suggest ALL of Harmon Cooper's books. He's brilliant ... Rivalling William Gibson, Phillip K Dick ... With a smattering of the internal struggles with society like Kafka (on LSD). BRAVO MR COOPER, BRAVO!!!
3.0 out of 5 starsDecent but a small step back for the series.
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2017
I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first book. It needs another good proof reading by someone who has not already read the book. There are numerous minor errors, mostly missing words and some punctuation issues. As far as the story goes, I felt like it just never really went anywhere. Hop into the streampunk world, hop out, hop back in, never making any real progress, big fight they easily win then it's over. It felt like a little bit of a story with a lot of filler. I hope the 3rd book is more engaging.
5.0 out of 5 starsYou never know if you'll be thrilled or disappointed when you start reading the sequel of a book ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2017
You never know if you'll be thrilled or disappointed when you start reading the sequel of a book you loved. Well, I was thrilled! A different universe, same characters and a few more, same quirky humor and a good continuation of the overall story line (note that I'm reviewing this after finishing book 6 and wanting to spread the word on this fantastic (ah-ah) series
What can I say? This series is great and keeps you invested but what I love more is the writers way with words. I have never seen another writer who uses words in this manner it is amazing and refreshing. The style of the writing and the author way with words is really what sucks you in to this strange world that Quantum and Francis inhabit. Can't wait to see what's next!
I like it. The book made me want to get more in the same genera. It seemed to be more of a first book in a series. Im waiting for the next book to get here. Don't get me wrong, I recently ordered the book, so I'm sure it will get here soon.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Second Book in the Feedback Loop Series
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2015
Quantum is such a human hero - you have to love him. Read the Feedback Loop, and then enter into the Steampunk world. Great characters, bad funny familiar one-liners, and awesome inventory! I can't wait to enter into the next adventure.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2017
After being stuck in the loop for 8 years Quantum is back to work, helping other people stuck inside VR games. This story develops the character of Quantum Hughes by sending him to a new world, set in a dystopian steampunk world. He has to adapt to survive and this leads to an awesome new story
Quantum is understandably out of touch with the times having spent 8 years in a digital coma. Laws and cultural standards have changed and not for the better. Fast and furious action sequences with even weirder weapons. QH's instincts to mouth off and start fights at the drop of a hat don't always fit the circumstances which although annoying at times is understandable considering events in the previous entry. I'll be following on with book 3.