Monday, December 24, 2012
Book Review::Space Captain Smith
Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost.
I always like to say something good about a book before I point out the negative.
It has a nice cover and I was able to read more than a full chapter for free.
Toby should look at the small piece where he introduced Paul Devrin there are a number of paragraphs where he develops this character that almost hooked me. If only he had done this with the main characters or any number of his sidekicks. Sadly he did not and it digressed quickly even with this more evil sounding character, Paul.
There are few books that I don't finish.
I must admit that I only read the part that was available free so I won't belabor any points. I can't give away plot points because there was only one that I sort of noticed here.
I'm one of those people who do not judge a book by its cover or the blurb on the back. Rarely do I read the blurb that might be in the front. What I do; is read the first chapter and if it doesn't grab me I don't take it home.
I tried to give this the benefit of the doubt but perhaps the humor has missed me and perhaps the development of the characters is tied to that humor.
Either way even had I spent the overly bloated price for the e-book I probably would have put it down after the end of the second chapter.
It's likely just me but this just didn't do it for me.
The two stars if for that one bright light in the dark character of Paul Devrin.