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Length: 308 pages

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  • File Size: 449 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003NNUW3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Red Haircrow: Author, Activist & More on June 9, 2011
In some ways reminiscent of Larry Niven's "A World Out of Time", W.A. Patterson's "Future Useless" is the story of a man from the mid 1990's reawakened in the distant future. It was interesting to read his perspectives as he learned of the "world" again, how it had expanded outside Earth's atmosphere to the Moon and beyond. I questioned the reason of having a prologue of so long a length, which was several pages. I thought the information provided could have been condensed into perhaps one or two giving the reader only what was necessary to set the mood for the story since part of it is given in the synopsis anyway.

It's written in first person, so that's one of those modes which can be chancy and likes and dislikes subject to the reader's tastes. By nature, the author will be telling the reader what is happening from the main character's perspective. I felt this worked both for and against the story. It was perfect for showing me the wonder of Carl's thoughts at the vastly interesting "new" technology, but after a while, and at critical times, I found myself wishing someone else's view.

I enjoyed the plot, and I loved the fact that although the story was profound, it lacked pretentiousness. The author knew they had a great story and they let it evolve without unnecessary embellishments. Congratulations, W.A., this was great work, definitely worthy of a re-read.

From the review/interview site Flying With Red Haircrow [...]
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By Colleen on July 8, 2014
I started to read this a while back, got distracted and didn't finish it. I just found it again and re~read it from the begining. I'm glad I did. I really liked the story and the characters.
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