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Awakening: A Near Future Sci-Fi Thriller Kindle Edition
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1) Gun silencers don't actually make guns silent. They're basically worthless.
2) Running a pool table is not hard. I can do it and it will not warrant a super viral video etc.
3) Guns themselves are not perfectly accurate. There will still be some variation even if someone is a great shot.
4) Ships must be very very very large to use centripetal gravity.
5) There are anywhere from 1.1 to 1.7 million oil wells in the US alone. A terrorist attack on one of them, or even a thousand of them, will not cause an oil shortage.
6) Our brains don't work because they are "quantum circuits"
7) Clocks are not magic! If you travel several months into the future with a clock you would have no way of knowing this without an outside frame of reference. You cannot look at a clock and say "the clock shows we are several months in the future!".
The list goes on and on.
I would give it 4 stars if things like this were researched and cleaned up and I would give it 5 if the characters and dialog were a little more realistic and fleshed out. I would honestly be a lot harsher if I didn't get the first book for free. I'm not continuing the series.
For the price I recommend getting at least the first book and seeing if you like it.
As she recovers, she's told she is someone else, since her prior memories have been erased. Her Father and Uncle own a space based corporation that was the target of the terrorist attack, which is why they wanted the girl to have a different identity.
What follows is an adventure with a teenage semi-super hero. She's brilliant, a great shot and a martial arts master.
I really enjoyed this story. The story line is great. The author's execution leaves something to be desired. By that, I mean that the characters, as portrayed, are one dimentional and wooden. The dialogue is uninspired. Everything reads more like a police report than a novel. 'Just the facts, ma'am'. The author seems to be afraid to use contractions, even when the dialogue would read much smoother by doing so. If a computer could write dialogue, this is what it would be like.
The reader, at least THIS reader, found the progress of the story to be like reading an outline. In the instance of two teenagers falling for one another, their conversations are such that there is no flirtation or passion between the two. Again, uninspired.
Even though I enjoyed the book, I felt that it read like a first draft. There is much room for improvement.