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7th Sigma

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

BookReader

This is such a great book. I really think other readers will really enjoy it. In this book, it is in some cases it is really steange and weird. I might even read it again and again, that is how much it is such a great book.

posted by 5827582 on November 9, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not what I expected, but not bad.

I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The blurb had me going "Wow, that sounds fascinating!" Unfortunately, when all was said and done, the book didn't live up to my expectations. Steven Gould did a good job telling the story of the book, but it's not exactl...
I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The blurb had me going "Wow, that sounds fascinating!" Unfortunately, when all was said and done, the book didn't live up to my expectations. Steven Gould did a good job telling the story of the book, but it's not exactly the one I was expecting from the description.

Gould apparently based the character of Kimble Monroe on the titular character of Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", which I've never read, nor do I have any intention of reading. So I can't comment on other reviewers allusions to or comparisons between the characters.

It was well-written, engaging, and the characters were believable. Although Kim was on the "well...... okay, I guess" side. A little bit of magic hand-waving and I could get from the street urchin to the master spy with some effort. Street kids are supposed to be nigh-invisible, and I could see him being a master of the observatory craft in trying to stay away from the Territorial Rangers. I liked how Gould referenced the Baker Street Irregulars at one point in the story, because that's how I saw Kimble.

Once I got past the idea that the story I thought I was going to be reading - about the metal-eating bugs - was actually more of a sideplot, I could finally get into the novel. It was a good spy story, and the addition of the aikido made for an interesting twist. Ultimately, I was left wondering just what the deal was with the bugs. There was no real resolution there, just some vague references to other plot points that didn't happen until the last two pages.

All in all, it was a good book, though I wish I'd bought the ebook instead of shelling out the $30 for it at the bookstore. Although for $11.99 as an ebook, I'm not sure I would've done that, either. The blurb needs work to more accurately set the reader's expectations, but it's still a well-told story.

posted by Jason_Kristopher on August 4, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    BookReader

    This is such a great book. I really think other readers will really enjoy it. In this book, it is in some cases it is really steange and weird. I might even read it again and again, that is how much it is such a great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Not what I expected, but not bad.

    I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The blurb had me going "Wow, that sounds fascinating!" Unfortunately, when all was said and done, the book didn't live up to my expectations. Steven Gould did a good job telling the story of the book, but it's not exactly the one I was expecting from the description.

    Gould apparently based the character of Kimble Monroe on the titular character of Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", which I've never read, nor do I have any intention of reading. So I can't comment on other reviewers allusions to or comparisons between the characters.

    It was well-written, engaging, and the characters were believable. Although Kim was on the "well...... okay, I guess" side. A little bit of magic hand-waving and I could get from the street urchin to the master spy with some effort. Street kids are supposed to be nigh-invisible, and I could see him being a master of the observatory craft in trying to stay away from the Territorial Rangers. I liked how Gould referenced the Baker Street Irregulars at one point in the story, because that's how I saw Kimble.

    Once I got past the idea that the story I thought I was going to be reading - about the metal-eating bugs - was actually more of a sideplot, I could finally get into the novel. It was a good spy story, and the addition of the aikido made for an interesting twist. Ultimately, I was left wondering just what the deal was with the bugs. There was no real resolution there, just some vague references to other plot points that didn't happen until the last two pages.

    All in all, it was a good book, though I wish I'd bought the ebook instead of shelling out the $30 for it at the bookstore. Although for $11.99 as an ebook, I'm not sure I would've done that, either. The blurb needs work to more accurately set the reader's expectations, but it's still a well-told story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    I only read the whole thing because I paid $20 for the paper ver

    I only read the whole thing because I paid $20 for the paper version and didn't have another book. Poorly written, no real plot, poor character development - bottom line - don't waste your time or money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Condions to arrest (for all new cops)

    Step one: send them to jail res one
    Step two: they must go to court
    Step three: all arrest must go through Alex (main officer)~jade

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Ashleey..

    Posted bio at res 3 :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    To any cop **URGENT**

    I have an important message for your captain. His eyes only! Where will I find him?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Is this another rip off?

    I just finished another Steven Gould book, Bugs in the Arroya. It was supposed to be over 400KB. This equated to 37 pages. I am not paying 7.99 for this book until I know its 700KB will be more than 80 or 90 pages long.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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