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- Print Length: 369 pages
- Publication Date: December 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006M9WN1C
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,563,161 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The description does NOT do this book justice!
With that description I have to admit I only picked this one up because it was “free” for the day on Amazon.
However, boy was I in for a surprise!
This book is hands down one of the best I’ve read in the Sci-Fi genre in a LONG time.
Action, aliens, suspense, fully developed characters, wonderful writing, crossdressing, alien on human relations and all peppered with Star Wars quotes!
This book has it all.
The action comes at you hot and heavy and doesn’t let up. You will be afraid to put it down during certain parts of the book because you just have to see what happens next.
A rare and well done combination of comedy, action, suspense and sex all wrapped up in a very believable and enjoyable Sci-Fi package.
I only finished the first book yesterday and have already purchased the 2nd book in the series to enjoy today!
Do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK!
Wastes of Space
Waste Not, Want Not
The first one I got free, the second two I paid for on Amazon, and the fourth I received free off of the author's website. I actually hesitated before buying #3, as at $4.99 it is a bit more than I usually pay for this kind of book, until I saw the offer of the free #4, and then it became a no-brainer. And turned out well in the end.
The installments in this series are LONG reads. Not really standalone reads, but one is not (as is often the case with other books) left with a feeling that the author could have taken some time and pages to work out the story and/or the characters more. In this series, the story, action, and characters are allowed to develop slowly and thoroughly. Some people complain about this in other reviews. Even I found the start of #4 dragging a bit. But generally speaking, I consider this to be a Very Good Thing when all the other elements line up to make it a good book: engaging characters, good story line, good writing, etc. A variation on "you can't get enough of a good thing" I guess.....
In several respects, though, the story came up just a little bit short of five stars. The writing, while very good, was not THAT special. While interesting, the story felt a bit pedestrian throughout most of the book. And some of the characters, while purportedly being young adults in their twenties, behaved like pre-adolescents (this latter point was PARTICULARLY off-putting at times). #4 in the series started out particularly weak, meandering through a mind-numbing (even for me) and weird detour through the plot of the Star Wars series (I kid you not). But, #4 FINISHED very strongly, showing signs that the plot was about to go somewhere and lose some of it's pedestrian quality. I will read the next installment.
In the "worth mentioning" department: a lot of explicit sex and extreme violence, and quite a lot of LGBT content for whatever reason. A LOT. One gets the feeling there is an agenda here.
Not a bad book, but I do not think I will be bothering with any of the others in the series.
But then you've got cross-dressers, lesbians, gays, and other "monsters" trying to inter-marry.
Quite a yarn but not for the faint of heart. Definitely not a children's bed-time story! In all, several interesting concepts but not enough to make me want to read the next in the series.
However, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly not one of those novels. Town's writing will take you by the hand to venture with Ravil (the wanted alien) and Rake (the wanted ex-space cadet) as they fight off the American Empire, the Ampyrs and a band of Hunters. It will take you into a world of aliens and space ships, straight into both civil and cold wars.
This book is certainly a page-turner. Most seventy percent of Scifi novels consist of different variations of the same plot line, but in Town's novel, the reader is kept guessing; its unpredictable plot will leave you glued to the novel till the very end. You will find that there is rarely a dull moment in the book as it is very fast paced, filled to the brim with action. The perfect combination of fight scenes and a bit of romance is sure to please all types of readers.
The characters are amazingly dynamic and realistic; you will have a hard time choosing a favorite. In true J.K. Rowling style, Town gives each character a complex background story. From the mysterious drug-addict Rake to the adorable-yet-dangerous Kennedy and from the good/bad/good again Mica to the punked out Rat, you will find yourself attached to each and every character by the story's finish.
Wastes of Space questions the individual worth of every single person, whether alien or Earthling. The importance of free will and independence is explored throughout the novel, forcing the reader to think about 'choices' a little bit differently.
Whether you're casually looking for something to occupy your time or if you are a die-hard Scifi reader, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly worth the price and more.
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