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"In Scharlette, just the right amount of absurdity mixes with serious exploration of crazy scientific concepts. And the dialogue, description, scene-setting . . . it's all funny. It blew me away. Just go read it for yourself." ★★★★★ Two Doctors Media Collaborative--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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But if you like time travel, sci-fi and a laugh, you'll dig this book.
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But heh, actually not a 'biggie' and overall a really good book. I look forward to more.
There's no po-faced reverence or reams or heavy techobabble here, but a funny, loving rollercoaster for anyone who's partial to a bit of sci-fi.
Scharlette is one of the most genuinely fun yarns I've ready in ages - a proper joy.
I’ll definitely be reading more when they’re published.
I may be a bit hard on my reviews of comedy. With both Adams and Pratchett gone I keep hoping for another sci-fi/fantasy comedy genious. This book isn't quite there. In comparison I'm giving it 4 stars when perhaps others might give it 5.
Scharlette's job sucks, you know it, we all know it, hell she knows it.
Lucky for her (and for us) she gets the chance to leave it behind for a pretty funny adventure through time and space. Fans of Doctor Who and Hitchiker's Guide will enjoy the humor and off the cuff time travel explanations. There's enough talk of the sciencey stuff for science nerds like me, and enough humor in it to laugh away the parts that won't make sense if you think about them too long. Basically, it's a quick fun read with a bunch of good laughs.
Last thought: Be kind to the TSA agents! Sure you've been in line at the airport for an hour, but they spend their entire day in that line and they don't get to fly anywhere after they get out. Well, Scharlette does, but Scharlette doesn't matter...
There was much to like about it: the narrator's (and Scharlette's, and Gordon's, and The Book's, and well, just about everybody's) irreverence; the verbal idiosyncrasies of the future human race which added a pleasant touch to the world-building; and the refreshingly Australian protagonist (seriously! it was SO pleasant to have a novel not set in America with a believably Australian main character). Those were top of my list, but there is a lot more to enjoy. I found myself laughing out loud at several points, and smiling widely throughout the rest of the book.
It did drag a little in the middle (during the never-ending space fight), and my brain is still utterly confused as to how their timetravel truly works, but as Scharlette seemed to feel the same way about these things I wasn't too worried.
If you like an adventure with a hapless nobody being whisked off into space and making the best of it, a-la-Hitchiker's Guide, then you'll enjoy this. The series has potential and this novel has set up a lot of interesting avenues for future works. I'm looking forward to getting the next in the series.
The only thing I didn't like is that I still don't bloody know how to pronounce Scharlette. "S-Charlette"? What does that mean? 'Es'-charlette? Or Sss-charlette? Or am I still completely off? I am looking forward to finding out.