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Alex Detail's Revolution Paperback – September 30, 2010
A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
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Top Customer Reviews
Without giving away spoilers, I'd say I was impressed by how the author balanced the deeper philosophical questions with a story that didn't slow down.
And although it's set in space and dishes all the geektastic goods you could want (aliens! space/time quandaries! computers!) it is, at its heart, a Hollywood thriller in the best sense. Chock full of cliff hangers and big personalities, this book won't leave non-nerds feeling lost in space, making it accessible and enjoyable for all.
I'm hooked -- would love to know the next move for humanity and the Harvesters -- so I hope there's a sequel.
I bought the book because it was on the top of the sales list for SF on Amazon and it was on sale for $0.00. This makes no sense you say. They must have made it up on P&H. But actually, it was free shipping. So I ended up with a copy for free, shipped to my house.
In hindsight, the $0 cost explains the high sales ranking for SF category on Amazon. But it was very readable and a good story with one caveat. My paperback hums right along to page 228 and the very next page is 245. The missing 17 pages are in the midst of the deciding action and are quite a hole. I came back to Amazon to see if the catch was that I had to pay $5.95 for pages 229 to 244. I don't see that anybody else had the problem, but maybe so.
Anyway, enjoy the book.
Usually it becomes a convoluted mess of someones overactive yet under-creative imagination. Not so with Mr. Campo. He gets it.
It's as if a team from NASA was locked in a room with with the screenwriters of Terminator, Independence Day and Star Wars and were told don't come out until you have something everyone will comprehend and love.
Well when they emerged from the room they handed over a copy of Alex Details Revolution.
I actually don't know what else to add to that. I loved this book, for the writing, for the writer's thinking and for the fact that it made me think -- all the while keeping me sucked into a killer story. I've been giving it out as gifts. You should, too!
When I finished reading this book it was like I had been hit in the face by a piece of sheet glass! It was so powerful and full of both amazing characters, ideas and a story that made me obsessed. Read it and give it to your friends to read because you will want to talk about it a lot!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book was purchased for free. Haven't had a chance to read it, but giving it 5 stars for the price.Published on January 21, 2014 by Parag Shah
I got the book for free, so my expectations were low, however, I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the book. It really gives you a lot to think about. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Linda C. Muir
DIDNT READ JUST GOT BECAUSE IT WAS FREE SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH BUT I WILL MAYBE READ SOMEDAY BUT WHO KNOWS IT JUST DONT LOOK LIKE MY KIND OF THINGPublished on September 20, 2011 by Kathy Hinton
Let me preface this review by saying I HATE Sci-fi .... Up until reading Alex Detail. I have been RAVING about Campo's extraordinary writing style and intelligence ever since I... Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by Laura D
The books gets off to a great start and I want to read more. I'm ready to be wowed. Instead, I get bogged down with the illogical and overly wordy "science" that defies... Read morePublished on April 14, 2011 by citygirl
This is a pretty good book. The story is compelling and is well written. It's adventurous with great Sci-Fi action. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Mike K
The blurb on the back cover (by several obscure names) describes this book as "if Douglas Adams had decided to write Ender's Game". Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Mr. A. J. Clark
I got this book free from the Publisher on Amazon.com.
This was a pretty good sci-fi book. It kept me interested to keep reading the whole thing. Read more