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message 1: by Randy (new)

Randy I've read a western by this title, but not familiar with this one.

message 2: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent I've been curious about this one for a long time. Most of Resnick's books are in the 2.5 to 3 zone for me.

message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Then you might rate this one even lower as it is certainly not his best. I really like his Africa themed stories likeKirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia, Ivory: A Legend of Past and Future and Paradise: A Chronicle of a Distant World and think that it is in these stories that he is at his best. I also thought that Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future was a fun read.

message 4: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Kirinyaga and Ivory were good. I really liked the two Santiago ones and the Widowmaker books. The thing I really liked about Resnick's books set in the Birthright universe is that every event he mentions in the story is depicted in full in another book.

message 5: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I agree. Did you read Birthright: The Book of Man? I thought that was a really good collection of stories depicted Resnick's universe. Also, if you haven't read the short story Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge, you might want to check it out as I think it is one of his best stories.

message 6: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Birthright was good. I went on a Resnick binge a few years ago and read 25 of his books in a few months. Have you read the ones with Lucifer Jones? Those are some that I missed.

message 7: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent I've never even heard of the Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge. I think the only Resnick's I've read that weren't in the Birthright universe were The Branch and Kirinyaga.

message 8: by Stephen (new)

Stephen If you look at Resnick's chronology of the Birthright universe, Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge is the last story set in the universe and so is a really good bookend to the timeline. I am not sure what short story collection it is part of but I bought the audio version on if you ever listen to audio books.

I haven't yet read the Lucifer Jones books but I have the first couple and hope to check them out soon.

message 9: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Henrion Great review...loved the pics and gif

message 10: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome His prose is too 'bare bones' for me. I admire elegance, but I need more stimulation than this.

message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus Hate it when a bookgasm fails to launch. ::sadface::

message 12: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Awesome review Stephen! Is that Kenan Thompson in the first image?

message 13: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Ronyell. I don't know if that is Kenan. I will have to look it up.

message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richard wrote: "Hate it when a bookgasm fails to launch. ::sadface::"

It is the worst...I was left with blue brains.

message 15: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo Stephen, this is the first book I've ever stopped reading...couldn't get past page 37.

message 16: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I didn't dislike it quite that much, but that may be because I'm such a big Resnick fan. I gave him a lot of rope on this one...and he hung me with it.

message 17: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Stephen wrote: "...I was left with blue brains."

You so silly -

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message 19: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus


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message 21: by Lady Heather (new)

Lady Heather Great Review Stephen! I too hate when my 'inner nerd' is crushed :(

message 22: by Carol (new)

Carol Sounds like a good plot. Too bad it was only decent. The review sounds better than the book.

message 23: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten The disappointment still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I was so excited, shadow boxing in anticipation, and that meant just a longer fall to the carpet for the KO. Great Review of a bantam weight book.

message 24: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Jeffrey. This one really hurt.

message 25: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Carol wrote: "Sounds like a good plot. Too bad it was only decent. The review sounds better than the book."

Thanks, Carol. I had high hopes for this one.

message 26: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Lady Heather wrote: "Great Review Stephen! I too hate when my 'inner nerd' is crushed :("

Thanks, Heather. My inner nerd is resilient and will recover.

message 27: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Powell Nice one, Stephen. I hate it when a book promises so much (and this one should have been terrific), then fails to deliver. makes me wonder is it an editorial gap as well. Often a novel jumps up a whole lot of levels when there's been a great editor involved.

message 28: by Brian (new)

Brian Oberle Wow, evidently we didn't read the same book. I couldn't put it, or any of its successors down. Resnick really nailed Doc's character, or as much of it as I can get from several biographies. I really like how he weaves many different historical figures into the story. Oh well different strokes ;)

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