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Wasn't sure about this at first BUT.,
This review is from: The Rookie (Galactic Football League, Volume I) (Hardcover)
I ended up loving it.
I discovered Scott Sigler through an Amazon notice about new thrillers back when Infected first came out on dead trees. I read that book in about four days! Then I discovered that Scott had released all of the books he had written to that point as podcasts.
The Rookie was one of the last of Scott's books that I listened to. The concept seemed a little cheesy. Seven hundred years in the future? Aliens playing football? Let me read about disastrous mining expeditions and underground human-eating genetic monsters instead.
Well, it didn't take long for me to get hooked on The Rookie. I was reading to see how Scott would flesh out seven hundred years of history and how all the various sentient life-forms figure into that history. What I didn't expect was how football-intensive this book was despite the hard-core science fiction. I expected the story-driven Sigler violence and gore, but I also got a primer in the development of an effective quarterback. In fact I was listening to the description of the football games on the edge of my seat, waiting to see if that long pass would be complete or if they would score on fourth and goal.
What else can I say? Just that if you read or listen to this book in March, it will be a very long wait until football season starts again. But you will have thoroughly enjoyed your read or listening of one of the most football-intensive stories I have ever experienced.
I also read the kid-safe iTouch version of this book. The game-day statistics and league standings add a real element to the story. I can just imagine what the game-day program and depth charts in the new print version must look like.
Now if Scott would only get The Starter written . . .