Nathan, Sir Harry Smith Community College
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
This science fiction book is a great book for someone to read if they love humour. Even better if they love stories that are completely random. I liked reading through this book and discovering that Sputnik has a massive uniqueness about him. How he can fly on gravity waves, and always read the manual 'correctly'. This strange character is presented to everyone differently. I wonder how they would make a film out of this.
Nevertheless, I think this book could have been written much better. There is barely any description, it's all up to your head to decide what the landscapes and everything would look like. Also, it is too random to have any significance whatsoever. For example, when Sputnik hands his shrunk planet to Prez, and mentions that it has the same mass as it did when it was full sized, and then Prez drops it and it falls through the Earth. And when Sputnik then says that it was the only thing holding him down on Earth. This is just completely not thought through enough to have meaning. I think that it doesn't build up to the ending, and could have been a better written book if it was thought through more.
Overall, I think it is a good book, but not good enough to beat other books at this stage of writing.
Posted on: 3rd May 2017 at 05:11 pm
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