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Book review: One Way

on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:56

The Martian meets "whodunnit".

I thought The Martian (which got lucky enough to get made into a movie) was good, but not as good as the hype. Though the continuing series of "sciencing" stuff in order to stay alive was interesting, it got old.

In contrast, this book (One Way) is pretty much all The Martian was, PLUS it had an interesting "whodunnit" plot that added to the interest.  Plus, it had more interesting characters, with a more plausible set of circumstances.

The main character is that perfect melange of flawed hero. The guy who is fundamentally good, but has his dark side that will prove to be troublesome. There are several possible bad-guys, and good suspense that makes you wonder which one his actually the bad guy.

The end came just a tad bit abruptly, but I can understand why; it's a good setup for the (disclosed) sequel.

One Way was one of those books I looked forward to reading. If you like plausible science fiction books that actually have an interesting plot, this is for you.