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  • Into the Looking Glass

  • Looking Glass Series, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Way different...

  • By Trip Williams on 09-23-13

Not amazing, but a decent read if you like sci-fi

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-11

A very interesting premise with some entertaining action, wrapped up in mediocre character development and under-researched sciences. Readable, but nothing outstanding.


ITLG jumps right in to the thick of things. You are given no time to become attached to the characters before things get heavy, and they never really progress from their mindsets/actions prior to the aliens appearing. The world also seems to take the appearance of aliens - and the devastation they bring - extremely nonchalantly, and the overuse of generic military characters can be off-putting.


If you want the equivalent of Independence Day as a book, go ahead and dig right in to this. If you're looking for something a little more meaty, you might try some Dan Simmons, or Orson Scott Card.

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