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Slam Dunk

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    Wasn’t into it for the longest time but using it as a way to encourage myself to keep reading books one after another :) plus, seeing what my friends are reading is fun.

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    Junkies, follow this shining example and leave our FDO some reviews where you frequent your online book buying. BTW, I heart GoodReads!
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    Gmork – Wiki Czar and Thwackacutioner

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    When I finished I left one on GoodReads as well as Amazon; I did the latter because I remember authors saying in the past that that’s one of the best ways to help them.

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    …when Amazon deliver…!

    Still waiting!

    Mr Fast Fingers (title bestowed upon me by guestford_junkie)

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    you as well as anyone else who enjoyed the book, to leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or Booksmillion or whatever book site you frequent. Reviews help get the booked noticed so the more the merrier!
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    Gmork – Wiki Czar and Thwackacutioner

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    ——SPOILER ALERT——-

    The fact that it is Jian’s insanity, and not just “what has science created?? We should have never played God!!” that you get in your typical monster flick lends a real plausibility. Plus the one problem I had with those old style monster movies was that they came off as more than a little anti-science. Ancestor is not at all anti-science–the very real possibility of saving lives is ever present in the book. It’s just anti-shorting-the-meds-of-a-suicidal-geneticist, if it’s anti-anything :D

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    The book today. And if possible I enjoyed it a little more than the podcast (unbelievable). I can’t wait for the Book signing in Corte Madera for Scott to sign it. The read was awesome. Thanks again Scott.

    Richno3…….out

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    This is awesome to hear! Both that you enjoyed it and that it was the first “treeware” version of Sigler’s stuff you’ve delved into.

    I agree with you completely about Magnus. I think both the science and Magus’ over the top viciousness is what sets this book apart from the ho-hum, science gone wrong type of novel. Again, glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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    Gmork – Wiki Czar and Thwackacutioner

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    Just finished it. Absolutely fantastic. I have to admit I was skeptical about the premise–I was afraid it was going to be a simple story along the lines of “we attempted to recreate the ancestor of our species and it turned out to be a horrible monster,” but the story was not only much more compelling than that, it turned out to be really really scientifically interesting. Mea Culpa, FDO, I should never have doubted your dedication to hard scifi.

    And of course all the usual good stuff about a Sigler novel was there–the characters are fantastic, and you get sucked right in. First book of yours I’ve read on paper rather than listened to, and I was amazed at how long it was–more than 400 pages!–yet it went by faster than a novel a quarter as long.

    Loved, LOVED Magnus. In many ways he was more malevolent, more frightening than the ancestors!

    I only wish I could have been a Junkie back in 2005, 2007 so I could compare this version with that one.

    I’m sorry you didn’t meet your goal; you’ve still got two books left with Crown so I think you’ll be able to make it happen with at least one of them!

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