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Posted September 18, 2013
There is a story here and it might be a good one. Problem is sifting thru to find the storyline.
If you love math, you may enjoy all the tangents dealing with math. Good thing there were diagrams or I would have been completely lost. All the math and Theory of Everything did nothing for the plot.
The author also was excrutiatingly detailed. Much of the first part of the book can literally be skipped. It has no real bearing on the story. The last 100 pages are also over detailed. Not only drags the story, but becomes so boring that you no longer care about the plot.
The ending left an opening for a second book. The author shouldn't do it.
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Posted July 22, 2013
Posted March 30, 2013
From the beginning, it was obvious that the author was not a writer in the classic sense. The style of writing as a dispassiomate observer took some getting used to and I soon came to the conclusion that the author was someone more at home in the sciences rather than the literary world.
While at times the story was quite a bit dry, I appreciated all the links offered in the details of the story and recommend following up with them as you read. Physics, math and astronomy all figure predominantly in the story, and I came away with the sense of having learned just a bit more about our amazing universe.
I was intrigued by the new Theory of Everything the writer puts forth in the philospophy of the alien race and have spent some time mulling it over even after I've finished the book.
All in all, I would recommend it as something different from the usual fare out there. As with e-books there are some mis-spells and just plain wrong words in the story but they are not sufficient to detract from the story. I did find one glaring error starting on page 179, where the author suddenly junped from third person to first person when describing the kids first day with their favorite teacher. To go from "they" and "them" to "we"and "us" was a bit jarring. But the author soon returned to his usual pov.
Posted May 26, 2011