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About the Author
Paul Cook is a radio and television broadcaster who has twice won the award for St. Louis’s Best Music Format Personality. He appears on CBS affiliate KMOV's News 4 This Morning and hosts a drive-time radio, news, and entertainment show on CBS radio Y98fm. He works closely with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to raise awareness and financial support of the organization. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To me, this book is exactly opposite of what the first reviewer said. I loved the mystery, the subtle clues, the character development, the excitement, the action... I thought it was a very well rounded book, and I could not put it down. Interestingly enough, I was not able to get through 'Red Mars' by Kim Stanley Robinson because I found it too dry, but I think 'Red Mars' is more concerned about scientific details whereas 'Engines of God' focuses on the adventure and mystery, so I guess it all depends on which way you lean.
The character development was very weak, I couldn't empathise with any of them. The plot was ludicrous with far too many unlikely coincidences, the science and technology described was not at all believable, it just wasn't realistic. I had the distinct impresssion that Paul Cook was making up details just to support his lame plot - not as part of a consistent universe. Everything was weak: the character development was non-existent, the plot juvenile, the dialogue very weak, and the writing execrable. I felt bludgeoned by 'clues' about the Ennui throughout the plot - this heavy handedness makes the the reader feel very under-estimated. If you want an example of some extremely *good* science fiction, read 'Red Mars' by Kim Stanley Robinson instead.