Will Saver is surprised he has to work with JimJim the Space Monkey. Will thinks JimJim is usless until their patrol ship is attacked by space pirates and his shift on the bridge has gone from bad to worst.
Honestly, the beginning did not pull me in. Was I tired? Was I jaded? I don't know, but I keep reading and hoping for the best.
This is some kind of literary trick by Mr. Roche because I was quickly caught off guard and I tumbled through the entire story, my mind and sense of safety assaulted by Roche's storytelling. I was honestly creeped out by the honesty of horror for a man of faith.
Great Story and Great Price. I am excited for Mr. Roche's future as a writer.
Oh my goodness, don't use Beatrice's phone. She will beat you silly with her umbrella. This is Beatrice's goal, to prevent anyone from using the phone. The power behind the story is the character interactions between the community and Beatrice. She's hated by some and loved by others.
Murdock clearly develops Beatrice's background and motivation. It's confusing as to why Beatrice won't allow anyone to use the phone. This is good news. It keeps you guessing until the end. I had a vague idea why she might be waiting for a call but the reveal is still a pleasant one.
I recommend you reading it. Sometimes you need to read a feel good story.
For a book written in five weeks, it ain't half bad. It has all the elements a sci fi story requires, lasers, star ships and rebels. It reminds me of a space opera than anything else. The characters are not developed to a point for me to invest myself in them. They seem to be very stereo-typical.
Graham should be congratulated on writing and publishing this book in record time. I would hope he can keep up the pace and should have a large collection of work in no time. I was not particularly impressed by this story. It did not find it very interesting to me. At some points, I found it very annoying. Within the story is a laser rifle the author calls a PIKL. It stands for Pulsed Impulsive Kill Laser. In the entire story, the term PIKL is overly used. I would hope that in that vast universe there would be other types of firearms.
The story line is done well and resolves in a way that will allowing the characters to continues in other books. I believe a sequel is in the works. I can say that Birdie Down is not a must read but it's not something to avoid. Graham shows potential and talent and will only get better at his craft.
A homing pigeon as a hero? I know it sounds strange but true. Henry puts in as much passion into saving his master, Evelyn, as any action hero I know. This story reads very much like an action movie. The use of present tense makes the action and suspense more real. It's like being in the story and watching it unfold before you in real time.
I like the concept of using the pigeon as apart of the story and creating this cat and mouse game. If there was an element that didn't appeal to me was that the chase was too long. The police would eventually arrive on the scene just a split second too late again and again and again.
I liked the detective work of the main character and her observations bring about a great ending to the chase. Henry is a great hero and you will cheer him on through the whole story.
Messages From Henry is a short story that I recommend to read.