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- M Devins, IndieSciFi Reviews
"This story will make you question everything you know about gravity. From cover to cover, it's one helluva ride!"
- Heisenberger, The Search
From the Author
David Gatewood's previous editorial experience includes the New York Times bestselling WOOL series by Hugh Howey, and the blockbuster Atlantis Gene series by A.G. Riddle.
- Publication Date : June 9, 2014
- File Size : 1934 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 205 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00KXDW82C
- Publisher : MoBetter Productions Inc; 7th Edition (June 9, 2014)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #429,560 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The book included a collection of characters I became quickly attached to… From Dale’s first presentation to the panel, I found myself cheering him on and hoping that he would succeed in his “mission to live the life that [his] mom had envisioned for [him]..." and put some jerks in their place along the way.
I enjoyed the down to earth, often humorous dialogue between characters; I think Walters has a gift for both dialogue and character development. I felt a familiarity with many of the characters, and I hold a special place in my heart for Jorge.
They say you can’t go home, but Dale did exactly that as he returned to his questionable roots in Doraville for refuge, but as one might expect… hijinks did ensue.
The author provided just the right amount of scientific explanation to make the fantastic feasible, to allow for the suspension of disbelief necessary to fuel the story. I found myself imagining extensions of Dale’s scientific discovery… wondering what other applications of his ideas were possible.
I think the book is begging to be adapted into a screenplay. I longed to see certain scenes play out on the big screen and wondered who would play my favorite characters!
I have to give a nod to the music playlist and website; I thought they enriched the experience of reading the book and allowed me to savor the experience just a little bit longer.
Overall, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and I really look forward to what comes next from Mr. Mitty Walters. Don’t make us wait too long!
Note to author: If you are going to have a main character who just graduated from an elite business school react to a situation, you really should talk to a real business school graduate, not try and make one up. Economics is a big part of business school and the implications of what an invention of this sort would imply would take an actual business school grad about ten seconds to figure out. I could go on, but hopefully you get my point.
Although the plot seems familiar: competing global forces (pun not intended) battling to control a new source of power, a hero trying to escape their clutches with a cute girl and tapping into various outsider groups with the know-how to help, and lots of gun fights...this story is still a great adventure, well-written with maybe only two typos, and the protagonist is incredibly likable. The humorous dialog earns the book five stars.
I recommend this book for readers who love science, endured higher education, and know what it's like to never outgrow childhood nicknames.
Great book, but a little short for the price - I expect to pay that price on something 3 - 5 times as long. But maybe that was because I enjoyed reading it so much I finished it in a single afternoons reading, and had time to post this review.
I Agree with every specific by Greg Mitchell on January 21, 2017, but what he did not like I did.
Like his review spoilers below.
Sure at first the protagonist was slow to pick up on the threat. But who in real life wouldn't be? we are all no-bodies and dont expect to be targeted specifically by global conspiracies.
And yes I kind of thought Kermit felt sort of tacked on to the story. Nothing really went anywhere, but then again the whole story took place in less than 2 weeks of time - infatuation might be there in that time, and maybe even passion, but people wont be certain that they are life mates in just that period of time too.
Although I agree also that the remaining one of the two bad guy groups would make sense for most people to agree to join, the point throughout this whole story was that our protagonist was NOT interested in being controlled and needed to make certain that there would be no further reason to threaten his well being and joining the control group would have put him directly in a vulnerable position, as he explained he couldn't hold a deadman switch on the secret forever, he had to either pull that trigger or give up. And if he gave up that would be it, all control over his and his inventions future would be in the hands of the control group- and they would have no problem with 'tying up' loose ends if he objected to endless postponing of release of his invention...
I understand every step of this book. And I would love a sequel.
Top reviews from other countries
I've got no problem with the recycling of old ideas, this is something that we see in very many SF books. In this book Walters recycles and expands on an old idea in an original way bringing them into the 21st century. My issue with "Breaking Gravity" is the violence. I think that this could be toned down without spoiling the plot.
Why 3 stars? I think this is down to this being a first book. It does feel rough around the edges. The characters are a bit rough and ready. To me these are indicators of inexperience. This is possibly the draft that a traditional publishing house would have turned down with advice on how to make it better. I'm rating Walters more on the quality of his ideas than the execution of this book.
However it’s a good mix of the three and well worth a read.
There are some “purists” saying there was too much of this and not enough of that, we’ll there isn’t so get over it!
The plot is as believable as any work of fiction and good enough to get me to write a review, which generally isn’t my favourite pastime.
It isn’t deep, it isn’t gory and it isn’t hilarious but it is one of the best books that I’ve read in a good while for light entertainment.
This book is great! I won’t say it’s perfect, but just the ideology and the chain of events were a page turner.
If I was to compare to a film, it would be the Keanu Reaves Movie ‘Chain Reaction’, but this story has more pull due to the narrative.
I would love to see this done as a movie - sure the pull of Back to the Future Hoverboard™️ Pulled me in, but the whole plot from discovery to conclusion kept me reading.
A fantastic read, especially if you like down to Earth sci-fi thrillers