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I'm a big fan of Doctorow's work. This one was alright, although too many characters, some of who were necessary, but as they are spread out across the world, there were too many minor support characters. This story lacked some of the future-desperation I expect in his stories. Ending was a bit too abrupt.
02/10/2016
Excellent read. Engaging main character and good support characters, believable tech. Docotrow's writing engages the reader and urges you to keep on reading. This is not science fiction, though.
11/20/2015
Thoroughly enjoyable read. The technology, naturally, is a little dated, but the characterizations and plot make that easy to overlook.
I'm surprised that with today's CGI abilities, no one has made this into a movie yet.
01/06/2015
1962 pulp SF, so some of the 'science' is a little dated, but good characters and plot - if your ADD doesn't let you drift away.
12/30/2014
Peter Darley - Writing a TV Series You Can Only Read
FEATURED AUTHOR - Peter Darley (P.D. to his friends) is a British novelist, whose professional history is in showbusiness. His lifelong admiration of heroes, and love of roller-coaster-style thrills have been a huge influence on his writings. As our Author of the Day, Darley tells us all about his latest novel, Hold On! Please give us a short introduction to what Hold On! is about. Hold On! began as a unique experiment. I didn’t have the $50 million or so to make the TV series, so I opted for ‘The TV Series… Read more