Two 5 star, two ‘meh’ (can’t please everyone) – however, based on the last comment, I might charge more in future:
5.0 out of 5 stars Who gains?, June 26, 2012
By Wanda “Wandah Panda” (Pretoria, South Africa)
I downloaded this book for free on an Amazon promotion, am I glad I did.
I adore this book. The plot is complicated without being confusing, the story is fresh and engaging and the characters are fully formed and fledged out.
The title alone should tell you what the basic premise of the book is. The question is, what happens to a project upon which the government has given up. A project that was marginally successful. What if the people in the project carries on with their tasks, who is bankrolling it and to which end? If the CIA, FBI, NSA etc is no longer involved, black opps is not an option, who and why is the project still active?I give this book a smooth 8 * review, it is different from most books I have read recently and I commend the author on using the cold war and it’s consequences to such delectable reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars Roller Coaster Read, June 26, 2012
This was a great fun read! I read it in 2 days, on lunch and after work. It really makes you think about what the govenment is really doing. I would reccomend this to anyone. It had many twists and turns that I didn’t expect, fast paced, and great dialoge! I even got the second book, I haven’t started it yet, but I am sure it will be as great as the first!
(Author’s Comment: The second book Colleen’s referring to is ‘After
,’ the book of post 9/11 short stories I’m giving away with ‘Mindbenders.’ The second ‘Mindbenders’ is heavily in progress but not ready yet – don’t want to confuse anybody)
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I need to read the literature the author mentions, June 24, 2012
Maybe I’d appreciate this novel more if I were more familiar with the literature regarding mind control programs that the author references. The writing is good with a good sense of humor mixed in to a serious story, but overall the premise didn’t resonate with me.
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the sequel, June 22, 2012
I’m only giving this a 3 star because it’s obvious the purpose is to get you hooked to buy the sequel(s). However, unlike Dean Koontz, this book doesn’t stand well on it’s own. I think it has a weak ending, as if author reached the max number of pages he wanted to write and then just rushed to end the book. On the other hand, I got it as a free KIndle download and it was a quick read and I did finish it. I might buy the sequels if the price is cheap enough, but not for anything over $5.00.
(Author’s Comment: I don’t believe in being too sensitive about reviews – everyone’s entitled to their opinion – but I will just say that I intended the ending to feel rushed, like Greg was writing it on the run. Chloe’s not the only one who’s mentioned it, though, so I’ll work on this next time. On the other hand, she complains about me wanting to get her hooked (isn’t that my job?) and then pretty much admits that she is, as long as I keep the price of subsequent books under $5. I was figuring on $2.99 or $3.99. Maybe I should raise the price? Hmmm…)