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Alex Detail's Revolution Paperback – September 30, 2010
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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.
This was a pretty good sci-fi book. It kept me interested to keep reading the whole thing. But there are alot of unexplained parts that were never wrapped up by the end of the book. There is a sequal, so perhaps that will help out the story.
It's also strange, but the book feels like there should have been a prequel before it. The author explains a lot of background information to the story at the begining, and this could have been a completely seperate book.
But what really keeps me so critical is the LOUSY FORMATTING. There are places where "Odessa" comes out as "dessaO" and "notnow" has run together. "Faze" is printed as "phase." Too many sentences do not have an initial cap. Come on. I would hope the author also understands the use of paragraph breaks when there is a change in scene or in the passage of time and has simply fallen victim to e-book translation woes, but there were numerous instances where I stopped and shook my head and had to backtrack. No, no, no!
In all, the book was a great read in places, a miserable read in others, but I did want to see what happened anyway. Two stars though, for the reasons given.
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.
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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
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
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 was looking for something after the Percy Jackson and Suzanne Collins books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Alex Detail's Revolution was a real surprise. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Thomas King