Morton took the bones of a decent story, spread it across a century of time, threw it in a triple-lined lead box, mixed it with pocket lint, dustballs, pretty shells, shiny stones and pleasingly-shaped pine cones, put it in a paint mixer, then buried it so deep that it’s hard to dig out.
Otherwise, not a bad story.
This is the last in Card’s “ENDER” series, one of the best sci-fi series in history IMHO. Card receives a huge amount of social criticism for his views but, Lordy, the man can write a good story! This one is better read after all its preceding offerings. Even given that, there is too much back story, prose and explanation to hook me like the others did. It only really works when the dialogue and plot take over from the back story. Still, a wonderful series that everyone should read.
Haig writes his main character, Sean Drummond, as a tough soldier-turned-JAG lawyer wise-ass. Problem is, it only works part of the time. Readers fond of this character type would be much better served turning to Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole series.
Pitch-perfect debut thriller set on the campus of the best law school in the country where a young man learns what is really important in life.
Writing believable sex scenes is really, really, really hard. The duo known as “Christina Lauren” is very, very, very good at it. Really.
Armageddon in a bar in a Toronto airport hotel, a building resembling “the third-best restaurant in the fourth-largest city in Bulgaria”
Preternaturally calm, the main characters muse on faith, love, reality and the meaning of life.
Coupland is often derided as being derivative and predictable. Doesn’t matter. He seldom writes a bad book.
Character-driven, YA Sci-Fi novel that not only hits all the right notes, but arranges them in perfect harmony.