first of all, the book is very well written. it reads easily and you'll probably be sucked in from the first chapert. i think only at the end the magic starts to fade. and, i have to say, i did not like the end.
the author is very funny (more than RAH would have been). the characters are ok, even if i think that sometimes the main character is too old for his age (after all, he should be a late teenager), sometimes the character is exactly a teenager.
i think that the story would fit (the way it was written) a RAH juvenile. and i'm not too crazy about these.
everything seems to flow until too many catastrophies strike, one after the other. for a while i thought that it could have been a simulation, and that the voyage was not really taking place and that the crew was being tested. i'd have liked a turn like this.
but it was much worse.
the ending is a little rush (in my opinion) and a little flat. all of a sudden, some characters turn out to be a little too stereotyped and this damages all the good that the story has built so far....Continua