I tried my hand at another review.
I’ve noticed I have started reading with a different eye. A critical eye? A reviewer’s eye? Fuck if I know. More on that later; first, check out the review.
The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks by William F. Aicher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Good Workout for the Brain
I’m glad I read “The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks.” It’s good to be reminded that Science Fiction encompasses sciences beyond space exploration.
David S. Sparks is a puzzle of a character. This could have been confusing, but the writing takes you along for the ride with David. The pacing keeps the story moving as the pieces fall in place. The reader may find themselves questioning what is going on, or, what is going to happen next, but never confused to the point of being completely lost.
The world building of future Earth is logical. The setting reminded me of a series that ran on The History Channel called “Life After People.” The reader can tell Earth has changed in a manner that could possibly happen without being smacked over the head by the extremes of a future that is too bright or too dark. A Goldilocks setting that becomes another character.
In short, “The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks” is an enjoyable read that is engaging on many levels.
I seem to be paying attention more as to why I specifically like a book. I want to be able to say why I like a book, rather than just, “Yeah, I liked it.”
“Uh… Because it was good.”
Cue million-mile stare.
I want to do this right in hopes of someday, somebody will put the effort into something I publish.
Fortunately, so far, I have only had to write reviews of books I like. Maybe that’s my next challenge: review something I don’t like. Something to think about.