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The Spaceship Next Door Paperback – November 26, 2015
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
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Gene Doucette is the best-selling author of The Immortal Novel Series, Fixer, The Immortal Chronicles, and more.
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I can't say too much about the plot without giving away some really surprising and delightful spoilers but believe me, it's quite a roller coaster ride. It doesn't happen too often that I find a book that I can't put down but this one kept me up reading to the wee hours two nights in a row. Thanks!
Now I've just got to figure out my budget for this month's book purchases to see how many other books I can buy from this author. Good work!
But there were more than an acceptable number of careless grammatical errors. Here are just a few examples from the last half of the book (I didn't bother to mark the ones in the first half)...
"Ed turned the back of the camper." There really are two spaces after the word "of" and the sentence doesn't make sense.
"Violet was sitting in a camper a fifty yards away."
"...no need to develop some kind space armada"
"...you look as tired than the last time I saw you."
These are the kind of errors that yank your attention out of the story and back into the task of reading. I enjoy prose that do not get in the way of the story. When I see these simple errors, it feels like a lack of concern for the reader. That said, I loved the writing style and wish the errors would simply go away.
There was one part of the story that I had difficulty understanding, having to do with the real reason the spaceship landed on Earth. I dismissed my concern simply on the grounds that an alien's motivations might not be easy to understand, but the author could have taken a different path through a more understandable story arc. Still, I don't have to understand it all, I suppose. It was still entertaining.
It sat there for three years vegetating. At least that's what the government and a number of scientists thought it did. It did not. It was passively learning all about our planet and infiltrating all communication systems.
But a number of people were all worried about this big saucerlike blob sitting there on the ground. The oddball theorists in their campers were monitoring it. As did the government scientists (from afar) and the soldiers now permanently based at Sorrow Falls.
After three years something changed. Almost imperceptibly.
A threat analyst arrived in town, Ed, worried about some anomalies he picked up.
He engages sixteen year old Annie Collins as a guide.
Then rumours of Zombies start circulating. Now, I hate Zombie movies and Zombie stories. Too much nonsense and senseless violence satisfying the base needs of some seriously intellectually challenged humans, I think.
Except these are not exactly Zombies. Well, sort off.
That is when things really started getting weird.
Well, as I already mentioned, I am gobsmacked. This is a seriously strange story that somehow grabs you by the short and curlies and take you along on a strange ride to being bewildered. And what a ride it turns out to be! Enjoy
I liked this novel a lot. The characters were all interesting and the plot was a little unusual. Finding a way to meld a couple different genres seems to be one of the few ways to create a story that doesn't fall into the same rut as every other genre novel, and I think this author pulled it off spectacularly.
This novel, published independently, does not feel like a stereo-typical "indy novel." It was very professional feeling, with very few technical errors. The chapters were well-structured and the flow of the novel was paced "just right." There was almost no "indy English" issues at all
I don't remember if there was an appropriate reading age listed, but I'm fairly sure we could call this a PG book. As a middle-aged adult, I enjoyed it, but I think it would be decent for teenagers.
A good read, from front to back.
This book has all of the above attributes. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't have to decide whether I liked the story enough to find out how it ended in Book Two. THANK YOU, Gene Douchette, for a REAL STORY. For this, you get 5 stars!
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