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Born in 1957. Steven has a saying these days. “I have to live in reality and when reality is done with me for the day, it’s time to get away.” Growing up it was the woods and his imagination. Then new technology entered his life, color TV. WOW. It did not get better than that. Saturday morning cartoons. 5 in the morning till 1 in the afternoon. Heaven. Then someone gave him a blue covered book. Tom Swift. That was it, he was done, he was hooked and became an addict. If it was print he had to have it. Books, comics and new technologies. As Bristol County Jr was fond of saying. “It was the coming thing.” He still has his first bought copy of Ann McCaffrey, The Ship Who Sang, Robert Heinlien, Have Spacesuit Will Travel and Tom Swift sitting on the bookshelf. Authors that helped in that getaway, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlien, Paul Anderson, Terry Brooks, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, who gave them the name of their daughter.
on Sep. 07, 2012 :
I really enjoyed the first book in the series and will definitely read the next one. The first person POV took a little getting used to but didn't effect my overall enjoyment of the book.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 03, 2012 :
Fun and full of potential!! The first book in the series really sets up the tone of the novels. It was great, but not without flaws. The first issue I held with the novel was verb tense. When a story is usually told, it is told from the narrative perspective which is in past tense. The fact that the book is written in present tense was something that was a struggle for me to get past. Another issue with the novel was that it didn't go in depth emotionally with the character. A female character is usually an emotional rollercoaster. This young girl was thrown in some emotional distressing situation and I barely felt that. She shed tears, but nothing impacted me emotionally the way novels with a female protagonist usually do. I was like was watching everything from a distance and I felt no sympathy or joy throughout the novel, even when some characters were affected negatively. While I may have some negative things about this novel, I would not dismiss it. It was fun ride, but I wish it had more an emotional emphasis.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)