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Jack Thompson is an international bestselling author, finding voices in many genres. His latest release is Swimming Upstream, the third book in the bestselling Raja Williams mystery series. He has also written political thrillers, science fiction, paranormal romance, children's stories and fairy tales.
According to Jack, whether reading or writing, what makes a story great is how well it communicates to the reader. Whether presenting him with a hero he wishes he could be or a villain he chooses to hate, the characters must relate to the reader on a personal level. A reader will leave a good story in an improved condition. He may have learned something new about the world or himself, or simply been well entertained. That's why Jack writes.
on Sep. 02, 2012 :
Jack Thompson has a flair for classic storytelling, and for bringing science back to science fiction - "Godmachine" blends hard scientific information with action/adventure with the best of 'em.
He also peppers his prose with little goodies that might not catch every reader's eye at first - I smiled at subtle passing pop-culture references like "spidey sense".
This book is easily my favorite of Jack's works I've read so far. Its straightforward style and story-within-a-story structure lends itself well to imagining it as a movie while you read it. (Are you listening, Hollywood?)
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 29, 2011 :
This is a very well written and compelling story about a future you might not want to be a part of. The prose is deceptively simple but describes a riveting situation. I didn't want it to end, because the story obviously continues on and I wanted to know what happened next. Very good science fiction tale by a versatile writer.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)