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- ASIN : B076PKP7HX
- Publication date : October 22, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3337 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 171 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #415,300 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Novella is well written and is a good start to a series. JB almost seems as if he’s morphing into a superhero, but that, I suppose, would be discovered in the novellas to follow.
This is a story that held my interest throughout, and I believe a good starting point for the series. If you like present day sci-fi with interesting characters and plot-twists you’ll like this. There’s a smidgeon of a Deus ex Machina at the end, but still I think a very good read.
1. The continued use of backwoods hillbilly slang (and that use being wrong much of the time at that) after the MC (main character) was "upgraded" with Sawbonites became irritating, then aggravating and finally distracting from the story. FAIL!
2. The MC receives medical Nanobots ( NO I Will NOT Use SAWBONITES, That Name Is Just Too Stupid For Words) from a deceased alien which can modify his body in fantastic ways BUT do not help his backwoods stupidity at all. Too Stupid Too Endure!
3. There is simply NO Science in this purported SciFi at all, reference his thermal vision! Just the Nanobots did this and that and NO explanation at all! Not SciFi at all, just poorly written fantasy.
4. Most egregious for me was the COMPLETE lack of curiosity about ALL THE ADVANCED WEAPONS AND ITEMS the MC picks up along the way. <SIGH> I can NOT understand the authors point of view here and so choose to drop this train-wreck of a book and series.
Perhaps I expect too much but some logic in SciFi and some minuscule research by the author would have negated most of my angst. FINIS!
Just My Opinion, YMMV!
... unless, you want to see an idiot randomly driving around in his Ford pickup truck, running face first into danger without weapons, against armed mercenaries and alien hunters, protected from his idiocy by super-space "Sawbonites" (his name for alien nanites) who use their McGuffin powers to turn our ignorant hick into a conquistador. You will be thrilled as protagonist Jim Bob cleverly uses the words "yall" "‘xactly" "pappy" "'might'a "ma'am" "shucks" and other language to demonstrate how people who speak differently must be idiots (NOT RACIST 'CAUSE THE MC IS WHITE). Imagine an inbred meth-head Yosemite Sam trying to describe and understand aliens.
I was only able to get through 1/3 of this book. One would think that 1/3 of the way in, you'd have an idea of what was going on or where the story was headed, but not in this case. That is just poor writing.
Aside from that, the characters are garbage and the premise of the story is really weak. Stereotypical bad-guy scientist finds one alien and its technology makes him MORE evil and crazy, but powerful. A dented-skull retard redneck drug addict, alcoholic, junkie, who was somehow smart enough to retrofit his used Ford pickup with extendible spikes in the grill, managed to bag the other alien. The author probably should be told that animals standing on the road or crossing the road when there are approaching vehicles is pretty rare... an expert road hunter might be lucky to hit one a year. Only in a sci-fi story would you find an "intelligent" alien dumb enough to stand in the middle of the road and go head-to-head with a car. After killing the squid-headed alien, the alien's "Sawbonites" (his name for them; alien nanites) entered his body and fixed all his mental and physical problems. (I guess rather than being programed to fix alien physiology, nanites can read DNA, which apparently aliens must have, and nanites can fix "problems", in addition to instantly making cells divide and regrow, and building organic tools?)
AVOID THIS BOOK!