Born in Kansas, I spent a lot of my childhood moving around. I've lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington State (around Seattle), and southern California. I had many great adventures growing up. I'm now settled in Kansas with my husband, children, a small flock of chickens and assorted pets.
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Smashwords book reviews by A.D. Trosper
- Grave Is The Day
on Jan. 09, 2013
The writing was great and pulled me in (there were a few editing hiccups here and there, but nothing to throw me out of the story…obviously since I stayed up way to late reading this) the characters were well rounded and each with their own distinct personality.
The way he wove historical events in and gave them other reasons for happening was absolutely masterful. The science fiction elements were plausible and made perfect sense in the book. I loved the little details like when the Flintstones and Star Trek first started. This book covers a large amount of time as the reader travels from the Sputnik first launching, through the Cuban Missile Crisis, past the fall of the Soviet Union to present day and beyond. Mr. Drakich weaves this story through history with a deft and entertaining hand.
They say that every story has something lacking, but I tell you, I’m really struggling to come up with what it might be in this book. After much reaching and searching, I finally decided on a couple of things. I was surprised Justin wasn’t more excited when he first met Rex, since he had been hoping for that since he was a child. The only major historical event that I’m surprised wasn’t covered was the loss of the space shuttle Challenger. I remember sitting in school and watching that happen in real time. It was sadly, a rather large event at that time and though I kept waiting for it to happen in the book, it never did. Lastly, I wish Rex would have played a part in the ending. Mr. Drakich did a great job of endearing the reader to him and I missed seeing him at the last.
This book gets a full five stars from me. I will happily return to it again and again. I feel like Kraanox, Justin, and Wayne are old friends that I will look forward to visiting many times.