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This book is fantastic! Easily my favorite book of 2017 so far. Glad to see the author gets the terminology right throughout the book. Many kudos. After Wolves, this book cements D.J. Molles as one of my favorite authors. Highly recommended.
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HE HAD GROWN MENTALLY FAT ON THE COMFORT OF SOCIETY
I love the concept of this book, just as in Philip K. Dick's, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. This is a future where The United States has allowed China and Russia to come into our country and help police it. We are not told exactly what happened, but it is obvious that these countries were invited in. Molles gives us a great comparison that explains how this could happen. He talks about frogs. If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, he will try to escape, but if you put him in a pot of cool water and than slowly raise the temperature, he will allow you to boil him alive.
It may seem impossible, but here in Missouri, we have allowed the Chinese to buy up a lot of our farm land and they are chopping down the hard woods and sending them back to China. It was a big issue in the last election. I also believe that China owns most of our debt? It is improbable, but not impossible.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO WITH THE WIND, YOU CAN RUN AGAINST IT.
Because, I find the subject matter so interesting, I bought the book. Why the low rating you ask? In this book like so many other books written by Molles, I find he has a good idea to start with, that he is a good word smith, but that his books usually end up with wild chase scenes and lose their structure. In this book, after taking time to set up an interesting universe and giving us a good character, he then has the character running around accomplishing nothing. Their is a several hours long chase scene, where the reader does not know where the character is running to. The book has a good opening, in which we get to see things through the eyes of a genetically advanced Chinese Solider, but after the opening scene that is all we get. Even though Vaughn Heppner is not the word smith Molles is, I like his invasion series better, due to Heppner giving us the story through the eyes of the bad guys, as well as the good guys.
Rummel does a fine job reading this.
56 of 65 people found this review helpful
good story, great narration, feel it just cut off at the end. I know it is part of a series and was left wanting more but feel like it was just the opening scene. did prefer the remaining series though
I’m already a fan of Molles story technique and this was a nice surprise. But I’m from Australia and aren’t sure why the focus seems to be on this demographic with places like California so open to manipulation as it appears to me. But there you go! Looking forward to more from you. Good narration too!
I've read everything by D.J. Molles, and this book is just as good as all his others. He is incredibly good at creating realistic characters and environments. The dystopic worlds he creates are believable and enthralling. Great work.