- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 6, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1506028640
- ISBN-13: 978-1506028644
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,074,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pit Planet Paperback – January 6, 2015
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Every time I thought I was coming to a stopping place so I could take a break, another little plot twist or something unexpected popped up, and I had to read "just a little bit more".
The adventure of traveling across space gives Jim Benton a chance to visit the reclusive planet Colliery. There he will spend a brief time helping the Jacksonite Corporation with computer programming to make their mines safer and more efficient. Colliery is the only place in the galaxy where jacksonite can be found, and the Corporation owns and runs the planet exclusively for the purpose of mining the mineral which is so vital to the galaxy.
Pit Planet is (technically speaking) a science fiction novel, but the human strengths and frailties are universal, to any era and any location, from earth to Farandhazy and beyond. Love, hate, revenge, betrayal, generosity, endurance, fear, greed, space travel - this book has it all and it is believable. Genuine emotions and human behavior penned by the skilled hand of David Dvorkin make this book a classic in any generation.
With many books (and movies) I anticipate the events and their conclusions long before I get to the climax. With Pit Planet, every time I anticipated the next event, I was wrong. This book kept me guessing from one page to the next, right up to the end.
The only negative thing I found in this 256-page book was a typo on page 199, and that's hardly Dvorkin's fault. But how often can one read an entire book, be totally enthralled, and find only one little flaw? ("Nit-Picking"...)
I will close with one suggestion: Please, Mr. Dvorkin, write a follow-up. I want to learn what happens on Colliery ... And does Jim ever learn what happened to his parents? ... And ...