3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I need to get a new copy of this book. I first read it when I was about 10 years old. The cover was FAR too lurid to be seen at school, so I remember making a brown paper bag book cover for it. Tens of re-readings later, the book has simply disintegrated.
This story touched me when I was young and it still does now. I cry in the same places every time, I get the warm fuzzies in the same places. I still skip some of the more trenchant political rhetoric. The characters just leap out and grab you and never let go. It's just a simple story, really, that is just the way you want the world to work.
It will always be in my library.
99 of 111 people found the following review helpful
I was one of the fans waiting anxiously to read NIC. I heard the opening chapters read in Dallas, and, if I remember correctly, asked for a cigarette when it was over. It was that viscerally gripping.
The drivel that it devolved into in the finished work was a complete disappointment. I found it barely readable.
A few of the highlights (or would that be lowlights?):
1) The atrocious grammar, spelling and foreign language errors that have plagued the series from Day 1 were SO pronounced that, unlike in most of the earlier books (which also abounded with sloppy mechanics/editing), I couldn't ignore them. There was no story going on to distract me from them
2) Major characters… Read more