Thursday, November 4, 2010

Black Hole Sun Book Review

The black is back, guys, as I write another book review post linked with the Bookanistas, a fabulous group of some of the most awesome fellow bloggers/writers in the universe. (See below for the links.)

Black Hole Sun
David Macinnis Gill

"Durango is the 16-year-old chief of a team of mercenaries who eke out a living on Mars by earning meager commissions for their dangerous work. Their current job, and the main thrust of this high-energy, action-filled, science-fiction romp, is to protect South Pole miners from the Dræu, a cannibalistic group who are after the miners' treasure." (From Amazon)

What I liked about this book: I liked everything about this book. From the first paragraph, I was sucked into the action. The voice is amazing. I was laughing throughout. There's never a dull moment!

The Plot: The author doesn't tell you what things in this world mean, just writes them in and lets you figure 'em out. And it was refreshing! No info-dump.

The Characters: The MC was smart. REALLY smart. Without being the least bit cocky about it. And he was hot!

The other thing: The author made up his own language for swearing. It was really nice. A refreshing break from having to read the f-word five times per page.

For more fantabulous reviews, check out the other bookanistas:

Elana Johnson marvels over The Mockingbirds
Lisa and Laura Roecker dish about The Love Goddess' Cooking School
Christine Fonseca is nostalgic over books she loved growing up
Shannon Messenger is excited about the Ninth Ward
Megan Miranda adores The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Myra McEntire raves about NetGalley
Kirsten Hubbard considers the good, the bad and the ugly impact of reviews
Jamie Harrington is thrilled about The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball


Susanne Winnacker said...

The book is on my to-read list. :D

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome review! Glad you liked this book!

Anonymous said...

Ooh. I'm so excited to see more sci-fi on the market! Hooray!

Shannon Messenger said...

Okay, you've definitely intrigued me. Sounds like I need to give this one a chance. Thanks for the review!

kah said...

You had me at smart and hot MC.

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Oh my ,this sounds creeptastic! cannibalistic enemies? Eek! But what a cool premise! I need to read more sci fi. Great review!!

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