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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

37 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Great piece of science fiction!

I started this book not knowing what to expect, but I was quickly drawn into the world the author has created. I had a hard time putting this one down. The characters and situations were very well developed. I am definitely going to be reading more from this author!

posted by CGDave on January 26, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Great plot idea but author needs to develop his writing style.

This book had a unique plot idea - so unique, that it held my interest during all 400+ pages. That being said, I have 18 year-old students who write better than this! I kept being distracted from the story by errors: the most common one was the author using the word "...
This book had a unique plot idea - so unique, that it held my interest during all 400+ pages. That being said, I have 18 year-old students who write better than this! I kept being distracted from the story by errors: the most common one was the author using the word "queue" when the word he needed was "cue." There is a difference (just like there is a difference between to, two, and too!) and it was very irritating to see this type of error. The characters weren't well developed, particularly the female characters. The author had a great idea but should have taken more time to really develop his idea and characters - and make this two books. It was also very difficult to follow along when he used first person but meant different people. For example, you read the first several chapters in first person ("I was captain ...") where the character is the Captain of the ship ... then you turn the page and in first person it's saying things like "I wanted to capture that captain." Huh??? The author really needs to understand that writing in first person is fine, but there can only be ONE first person! Once again, I gave as many stars as I did because of the fine idea; the writing was poor.

posted by laurak122 on February 7, 2010

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  • Posted October 15, 2010

    Okay plot, but terrible grammar, spelling & style

    Never before have I seen a published book so badly in need of editing. The storyline is interesting (for scifi fans) but the characters are insufficiently complex and the frequent errors in spelling & grammar make this very annoying to read (for readers capable of recognizing such errors). If Barnes & Noble is going to back this author and his books, they should invest in a qualified editor/proofreader. As it is, they're contributing to the decline of literacy.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    An okay book but.....

    The book is a bit too predictable for me. The hero gets thru everything and no consequences. The book just needs some twist that will throw you off guard a bit. It reminds me of a superman comic.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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