I happened to select this book immediately after completing the book "Germline" by Erlick Nelson. After the complexity of Germline, I was *initially* hit with the simplicity of this book. I thought they had labelled it incorrectly and that it was really junior fiction, not adult fiction. I'm not sure if this was due to Germline however, you have to judge this for yourself.
After getting over this initial bump the story turned out okay. Not fantastic, not bad, hunce 3 stars.
It achieves in a flying saucer book exactly what I would have wanted.
There are too many saucer books/movies, where this piece of amazing tech just sits there, no one taking it for a spin. If I were to find one, I would try and power it use the thing. This book did this which pleased me immensely.
Book two looks to be shaping up to be even better.
Worth a read for the pure fun of the story, or if you would like to imagine what you would do if you found a saucer. Probably not the book for you if your spend your leisure time analyzing the semantics and complexity of a work instead of enjoying a relaxing read.