My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I can’t say that any of the Gabriel Hunt series is high literature. They are pretty much modern day pulp fiction, the literary equivalent of pixie sticks. In spite of that, most of the series have been enjoyable to read, except this one.
For one reason or another, I just could not get into this book. I’m not sure if it was the writing style this time around, or if it was because it seemed more focused on a Mack Bolan/Executioner anti-mob plot than the previous globe trotting adventures. Regardless, I found it to be the weakest of the series that I have read so far.
This week, we focus on the literary world with some suggestions for summer reading.
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel – Michio Kaku – Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and wondered, “Is that really possible.” This book tackles a lot of the sci-fi conventions from a scientific standpoint. In spite of some really heady topics, Kaku manages to keep the high science manageable to readers who do not necessarily have a degree in quantum mechanics.
Marley & Me: Love and Life with the World’s Worst Dog – John Grogan – A touching story about Marley and the Grogans, as much about the growth of their family as it is about Marley’s misadventures. Anyone who has ever had a beloved pet will undoubtedly relate to this book.
Field Guide to the Apocalypse: Movie Survival Skills for the End of the World – Meghann Marco – Written in the same vein as the Worst Case Scenario books, Marco takes a look at what it would take to survive a number of different end of the world scenarios suggested by the movies. Marco mixes speculation, information, and humor skillfully.
Hunt at the Well of Eternity – “Gabriel Hunt” – In a review on Goodreads, I described this book at the literary equivalent of a Pixie Stick. This book, the first of the series, is not a masterpiece, but is a good, fun, fast read that is perfect for summer reading.