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Monday, February 20, 2012

Deeper into the VoidDeeper into the Void by Mitchell A. Duncan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book from the goodreads giveaways.
This was an intensely fast-paced scifi thriller/mystery. It held my interest and made it hard to put down the entire time I was reading. There was only one thing that made this a little off for me, and that is the unusual take on the dialogue. This was great for ensuring the reader knows what exactly is going on, and who is saying what. As much as I liked being able to follow the story line so easily, the dialogue also read more like a script than a book at times and successfully took me out of the flow of the book. I could not have guessed the ending of this book until I arrived at the last page. The mystery behind the lost team and the suspense of the characters psychological state was at time intense. Over all this was a good story.
You follows a team that has come to Mars to discover what happened to the last crew of the fledgling Mars base that suddenly cut off communication. When they arrive, the base has been abandoned and there is an unknown "presence" that begins to wear on the sanity of the new crew. They start to question everything including their own sanity and the sanity of their fellow team members.

Overall, The story flowed well and the characters were developed decently for the length of the story.

this was definitely has a few unexpected twists. It was a fairly quick read plus I enjoyed the story, setting, and mood of the story. If you are looking for a well paced and written SciFi thriller, then I would recommend you give this one a chance. You won't be disappointed.

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1 comment:

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