Bit hot in places, but compelling and well thought out Jan 17, 2006
I saw this book on the author's website and noticed that he said it was inspired by Dark Star - that seventies cult sci-fi film by John Carpenter. Well he wasn't wrong. It starts out in the same way with a tired crew bitching about life on a cheap, cramped supply ship, but man! It suddenly changes to something completely different. Watch out - don't let your kids read it ok?! Anyway, I loved the way it kept surprising me, and also kept me reading it wanting to find out just what was going to happen to that crew. And they are also what makes this book. Five guys that really should not be in the same space boat! What a classic.