Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Short Book Reviews
Blasphemy by Douglas Preston - This is a decent science fiction novel about scientists making a machine that talks to God. It's got some faults. A bit slow getting started (the page-turny-ness cranks up after the first 100 pages), some thin characters, and a SciFi idea that stumbles toward the end and could have been pushed farther. But by the resolution, it's strengths win out - it's a rollicking read that recovers nicely with a satisfying conclusion, that has the added plus of possibly pissing off a few radical Christian fundamentalists. An enjoyable SciFi ride and it's Good Fun!