Dave Stone's past works have always been witty, fast-paced, and mind-bending; it's with that in mind that OBLIVION is all the more disappointing. Characters are thrown into the mix with no rhyme or reason (other than, it seems, to have a reunion of all surviving characters from Stone's SKY PIRATES!), the plot thuds along, and the resolution is dull as dishwater.
A book about trying to avert the destruction of the universe should be exciting. Instead, you're forced to read about a formerly married couple bickering non-stop while unnecessary characters stop by for no particular reason. Watching paint dry is distinctly more interesting.
The description of OBLIVION sounded wonderful; the execution, unfortunately, is anything but. Stone is capable of a lot better than this.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Books (19 March 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0426205227
- ISBN-13: 978-0426205227
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2 x 17.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 145 g
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