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Length: 366 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 844 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007LGYWGY
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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George P. Saunders occupies his time on Planet Earth in the lovely town of Beverly Hills, California. He is the author of the celebrated crime thriller Gray Area, along with ten other novels in the science fiction, young adult and horror genres, as well as non-fiction humor and satire. He has over 25 films either produced, directed or written and more than a dozen more which he has co-starred in with such notable celebrities as Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin in Hunt For Red October (as George Winston), Joey Travolta, Richard Lynch, C. Thomas Howell and Mickey Rooney. Saunders was the head writer on the reality series for Military Films during the Gulf War, wherein he worked with the Navy Seals and other combined elements of the United States Armed Forces. While not writing, acting or doing other entertainment related 'stuff', Saunders is known to enjoy a fine tequila on occasion, followed by a dry Cabernet.

More about Saunders may be gleaned on my blog at www.GeorgePSaunders.blogspot.com

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Detweiler on May 30, 2012
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I found this book a fun read due to the highly imaginative plot, but I have to say that it left me unsatisfied at the end. There were too many loose ends left hanging and plot points that were introduced and then forgotten. But my biggest complaint was that this manuscript must not have been edited at all. Nearly every paragraph had a major typo. Please, authors, spend a few bucks and hire yourself a good proofreader before you put your book out for general consumption.

Overall, it was a good read, if for no other reason that it was different than anything else I've read, but it isn't a book I'll be raving about to my friends.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By JD Martin on July 30, 2012
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I will start by saying I didn't read much of this book but for good reason. I made it through the Prolouge, first chapter and half of the second. There were numerous spelling and grammar errors that led me to start looking for them. This took away from my job of being an entertained reader and turned me into an editor. Taking this and adding in that the author was going out of his way to use the largest words possible instead of simply performing the task of writing something entertaining, I couldn't go on. There is a difference between using intelligent languange and stringing together the longest words found in a thesaurus. Finally, I had trouble getting past the structure of what I read and the overly discriptive telling of facts rather than having anything occur. There should be something in the first chapter of a story that hooks the reader, urging them to continue reading. This book just contained too many issues to keep me interested.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By avondale on June 11, 2012
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I got the Kindle edition of this book for free on a daily deal. One of my biggest problems with the book was the editing - I do not know if this applies only to the Kindle editions. There were many, many instances of the word "it's" being used when "its" was correct. The word "precedence" was used when "precedent" was correct. The word "distance" was used when "distant" was correct. This is a science fiction book involving alien creatures. Sometimes a specific creature was referred to as "it" and then later as "she" and then again as "it" - which is it? These kinds of errors are very annoying.

Getting away from textual issues, the book itself was rather muddled. The story jumped around in time to events that happened earlier, later, and so on. This can be OK, but it was not always handled well. The main part of the book was told as a story, which is a nice device, and possibly can be used to explain away some of the chronological issues. However, the story's narrator had no way of knowing about some of the events he narrated, so his point of view was also mixed up with a more omniscient narrator point of view. Also, it seemed like a lot of story information was repeated: we would receive the information from the point of view of one character, and then switch to another character and receive similar information.

There were some science mistakes, but nothing huge. Most of the book was fantasy, frankly, with devices, events, beings, and circumstances that you just had to suspend your disbelief of and go with.

What I liked about the book was its grand scale: it covered some big time spans, dealt with things like the fate of humanity, and humanity's evolution. It reminded me a bit of Olaf Stapledon's "Last and First Men".
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Landmark on March 26, 2012
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Whatever Gods May Be is not so much a sci-fi novel, as an epic that takes us on a million year journey to hell and back. I read on Mr. Saunders' blog that he wrote this when he was 23 - I recommend anyone who wants to be inspired to write at any age - to check out this book. Imagination can begin and flower at any age. I'm going to take a shot and try to write a book myself, based on this read. If a 23 year old kid could write stuff this good, a mature guy like me could at least be motivated to finish his own story. May I offer Five stars for this new novel by George P. Saunders.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MKH on March 13, 2013
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I loved this book. The story was very interesting, well laid out, and exciting. The characters were believable and all were given great voices. I'd already recommended this book before I was even finished. I couldn't even take off a star for the poor editing - it was that good.
There is a serious need for an editor. There are words missing, extra words, missing periods or commas, a severe lack of apostrophes and a few instances of misspellings & misused words.

Don't let that keep you from reading this!!! This story was entirely too good to pass up! I know reading books that aren't well-edited is annoying (I complain about it a lot, too), but I promise you, this one is worth it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob D on September 9, 2012
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I got this from Saunders after reading another of his books my kids had bought. I am a tech science fiction reader, as well as having a soft spot for time travel, and this book appealed to me on both counts. The character development was well done, and the story plot made sense. There is not as much action as some of the others I have enjoyed, but in this book, it made sense. I read it in a weekend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SOSO on February 19, 2013
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This was a great idea for a story. The mythology was complex, and the characters complexly intertwined. However, the ending seemed forced, like the author just didn't know how to stop, but had used up the word allowance..

But my main complaint was all the simple typing and spelling and punctuation errors that could have been avoided if the story hd been carefully proofread.
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