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“Could not finish this. How it won an award, I'll never know. Cardboard cutout characters, cardboard dialog, no story.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book follows the story of Jason, Diane and Tyler (the narrator) who lives, along with everyone else on the planet, are thrown into chaos when the Earth is effectively withdrawn from the universe by the mysterious 'Hypertheticals'. This book appeals to me because it once to accept the main premise causing the titual 'SPIN' no much other real world physics is broken. Somehow man manages to explore the whole galaxy without leaving their own home and within one life-time. Worth a spin - if you pardon the pun! ”P. Miller wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Could not finish this. How it won an award, I'll never know. Cardboard cutout characters, cardboard dialog, no story.”R wrote this review Sunday, September 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“highest recommendation. very intelligently written. intriguing beginning to end.”Mike Taliercio wrote this review Wednesday, August 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An outstanding tale of what happens when the stars go away and how man attempts to find meaning when his place in the universe is rendered suspect. Wilson's narrative flows quickly (though sags a bit in the middle), but this is a quality sci-fi tale with some solid characters that avoid being cardboard cutouts. ”Christopher Cross wrote this review Tuesday, July 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book. It started out strong, had a strong middle, and a strong ending. Written in a unique style that takes the reader from one point in time to another, it keeps the reader on edge right until the end.
Definitely makes me want to read the next in the series.”
“Loved the concept and dialogue of this Sci-Fi book. Favorite character is Wun Ngo Wen, I wish they featured him more in the book. The characters are a good foil for each other neurosis.”Catahoula wrote this review Monday, May 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So much promise, so little delivery. It could have been so much better. ”Vince Sarubbi wrote this review Sunday, April 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great story, great science”Titus Oates wrote this review Wednesday, March 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent, inventif, jamais cliché, extrêmement bien écrit.”sylvain l wrote this review Monday, March 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was crazy fascinating.....I love how an author can write of things so complex and make them sound so real. I tried to put myself in the position of Diane, Jason or Tyler and see how I would've felt after seeing the stars disappear from the sky. We really do take things for granted.....just accepting that the stars will be there every night without fail. I found it interesting that humanity as a whole.....chose to leave their morals behind and just do whatever pleased them because the world would be ending soon....so why even try to be a better person?
Jason was an amazing character in the fact that he was so brilliant that he strove to put mankind in a better place.....to give the world another chance to thrive again. He never quit trying and even though he failed, at times, he did not quit. It made for a lonesome life for him....yet he did find the answers he was looking for in the end and to him....that was all that mattered.
Tyler was a great guy.......an average person forced into a role he didn't much care for but did his best to excel in it. He loved Diane from the time they were young and it never faltered thru the whole span of his career and life.....Diane chose a very different path and she struggled because of it.....she was doing something that she didn't really believe in yet she didn't know how to break free.
Space travel.....martians.....time rushing by.....complex human relationships....tragedy.....happiness.......dangerous situations....and the bond of true friendship are the things that encompass the plot of this book. It was a really good book and I would have given it 5 stars but there were a few times when I just zoned out because the scientific terms were just a little to 'above my head' to understand or even care....but otherwise, I was enthralled by the story and how the author made it seem so plausible. ”