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Flinx's Folly (Pip & Flinx #8)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,540 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
"New York Times" bestselling author Alan Dean Foster returns to his acclaimedHumanx universe, home of a young human orphan called Flinx and the formidableminidrag known as Pip.
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Del Rey Books (first published March 1st 2002)
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May 02, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
During the course of his previous (mis)adventures, Flinx has inadvertently inspired a Death Cult who are out to make their inspiration and honorary 'founder' a martyr to the cause.

Don't you just hate it when that happens?

Whilst fleeing from his 'acolytes', Flinx runs to his ex-lover Clarity Held for a shoulder to cry on. Her current boyfriend isn't too happy about this and joins the unofficial 'We Hate Flinx' anti-fan club.

While all this is going on, two old friends reappear (view spoiler)
Oct 09, 2015 Wetdryvac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fluff, but it's Alan Dean Foster fluff, which means it's well written and fun.
Aug 22, 2013 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars really. This installment is not quite as pulse quickening as the previous books in the series, but rather a slow crescendo. What at first seems more of a romance story than anything having to do with the awesome world building we are accustomed to in the Humanx-Commonwealth universe, the story suddenly takes turn half-way through and delivers the sense-of-wonder we science fiction fans crave, and in heaping portions. Much of this is in the form of exposition, but that does not detract ...more
Flinx's empathic powers go out of control as his dreams about a monstrous evil beyond the Great Emptiness are projected to everyone around him. After escaping from the hospital and being chased by a doomsday cult, dedicated to a cleansing death for the whole universe, Flinx visits his old flame Clarity Held to talk about his troubles. Clarity's fiance, a scheming corporate suit, becomes homicidally jealous. He is about to kill them both when Flinx's old mentors show up and save them. Deus ex mac ...more
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Dec 14, 2015 Leland Gilsen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Should have been titled Foster's Folly. Could not read this, really boring. Foster finally tried to write dialog. Appears to have been a mistake. The theme of the novel is pure bunk.
Mar 04, 2016 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two books in a new series, two deus ex machina's to end them. Still fun, but a bit tiresome. Also, the sitcom-like refresh of circumstances was both telegraphed and annoying. Hoping the future ones are better.
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Jun 07, 2014 R. L. Bunch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a surprising book, and worth reading.
Jan 02, 2010 Erinn rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction

Just never could get into this one. I am not sure if I've out grown the writer, or if he's just not writing the way he used to however long ago it was when he started this series. After all I did start reading these a couple of decades ago.
May 27, 2010 Abby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
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Mar 19, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Slow start, but great book overall. The whole commonwealth series is worth checking out.
Nov 03, 2012 Bruce rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bosom ripper. With a shortage of mammaries.
Jul 05, 2013 Amelia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amusing, light sci-fi. A nice easy read.
May 06, 2012 Peter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Good as all Flinx books are - best read in order
Jul 22, 2008 DaNela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pip & Flinx adventure story #8
Nov 29, 2007 colleen rated it liked it
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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