PJV Quickie: This book has eclectic POV’s that mesh into a single interwoven plot line. Overall an interesting read but the amount of POV’s tended to bog down the anticipation.
Author: Studio Dongo
Source: Author provided.
Published: Oct 16th, 2012
This rating should be more like a 3.5. It was a good book. I, actually,enjoyed the story that the author was telling. The text was clean and well written and I was engaged. It kept my attention. The characters were all interesting and grew throughout the story. What really held me back from a full 4 stars was that there was major lull for me for a good 10% of the book. Not very much, but it was there. I felt like the muli-view points got to be too much. We get half way through the book before we even revisit one of the characters. It drove me insane because I was really invested in those early characters like Dutch, and Mick. I saw the threads that were tying all of them together, and I loved the beginnings of sci fi starting to pop up as the book moved on.
This book is not a straight forward science fiction book. Like I said before there are glimmers here and there. Honestly, there was science and technology used throughout that I can’t even pretend to understand. I tend to lose myself in stories like this and just accept what the author is selling us. I don’t pick up on the little things here and there that can make advanced technology etc. far fetched for some. If the author tells me this is what happened I am going to believe it. LOL. I’m just gullible I guess. So does the science fiction aspect make total sense. Well to me it does. I can’t say if it would to a more logical and technologically trained eye.
My favorite part of the whole entire book was the world building. The author managed to give us a rich and in depth world for each storyline. I felt like I was being transported from Texas, Amsterdam, Underwater, and Mexico. It was wonderful. I will admit the idea of the floating underwater places fascinates me.
I debated for a very long time between a 4 star and 3 star rating. Ultimately I choose 3 because while I liked the book I wasn’t in love with the book. I don’t want to scare other readers away from it because it is worth a read and to the right reader it could be a 5 star book.
All in all a very good book. Recommended for readers who love a good mutli-pov sci fi book.[relatedratings=3]