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  • Posted December 2, 2010

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    Interesting Story Although Slow at Times

    I first ran across this book back in the 1990s but passed on reading it at the time. However, when I chanced across it again recently I decided to take a chance. Set in the early 21st Century, alien ships appear over NYC, cut loose Manhattan Island, encase it in a dome, and transport it into its ship. As the several million residents struggle to come to grips with the event and restore order; they discover they are among a number of domed cities in the craft. A small expedition under orders of the mayor breaks out to make contact with the other domes to determine what is happening. In doing so, they uncover shocking information about their abduction and the future of the Earth.

    Although overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it, I had a few concerns with the story. The book drags about halfway though as the expedition wanders about the ship and we are provided details about its layout. There is a silly sub story about a group of fanatics who think the aliens are God and try to stop the mayor. Lastly, there were a number of brief interruptions in the story flow which focused on what people were doing in the city, which was unrelated to the overall story and came off as pointless. However, this said, these concerns were not enough to affect the story and my feelings toward it. It is worth noting since this story was published in 1993, the World Trade Center's play a role in some of the activities which occur.

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