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Posted by Gentleman Death
 - Today at 12:39:12 AM
Finished it today...

So I personally didn't have an issue with the politics and the different nations. I surprisingly liked the fact that the story tried to expand outside the normal alien in a corridor, which does happen but at limited capacity.

We've all read about using the eggs and aliens to some company/group/persons advantage, it was kinda nice to read it being achieved and the what comes next.... an interesting storyline I wouldn't mind reading more of.

What falls apart, for me, was the actual alien encounters themselves and the "why". The author did a good job setting up some interesting story narratives with the different factions but delivering on said story was poor.

And I couldn't get into caring about the characters either, which to me is a big deal. I like being invested in what's going on with them, what their feeling etc... I couldn't stand Cher's character and she ended up being extremely annoying by the end. If a story of the three people continue, I doubt I'd read it because they weren't the ones keeping me continuing the book.

It's definitely a flawed book and in the very low ranking but for me, brought in some interesting story plots that can be done far better by someone else at the helm.

Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - Yesterday at 05:09:55 PM
Quote from: skhellter on Yesterday at 03:53:06 PMi kinda saw this coming.

he wrote a bad book and now he's going "well you just hated it because you don't agree with my politics!"

...i'm as far left as they come.
And this really just sounds like a top to bottom bad book.


Guy's being a drama queen.
Just move on, dude.
Go write another bad book.

All of the above.
Posted by skhellter
 - Yesterday at 03:53:06 PM
i kinda saw this coming.

he wrote a bad book and now he's going "well you just hated it because you don't agree with my politics!"

...i'm as far left as they come.
And this really just sounds like a top to bottom bad book.


Guy's being a drama queen.
Just move on, dude.
Go write another bad book.
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Yesterday at 10:16:32 AM
Quote from: Xiggz456 on May 27, 2022, 08:23:55 PMThat was nice of Alex White to defend Barnett. Alex really is a stand up human.

They really are. That is a lesson that folk do need to learn - it's why I don't tag the authors when I post reviews that aren't favourable. Then it's also a question of ignoring criticism, and how do you improve?

But fans definitely shouldn't be dogpiling for opinions. But that's something I tend to find is more of a Facebook thing than anything else.


I was wondering how long it'd take for that comment. For the record (and I hate to put my political opinions out there), I voted to remain. I still dislike how the situation was treated as a parody in the novel.
Posted by xShadowFoxX
 - Yesterday at 09:47:52 AM
Quote from: Nukiemorph on May 27, 2022, 05:24:50 PMhttps://twitter.com/davidmbarnett/status/1530147611067486210

https://twitter.com/davidmbarnett/status/1529716948715593728
https://twitter.com/davidmbarnett/status/1529719728998125568

I saw those, but you know what? If an author wants to defend their own work. Fine. I... Don't really see Colony War at all defensible when it's really easy to pick apart. I write a lot and I am my own worst critic. I think we all are. But so far I haven't really seen people threaten or attack others for liking the book. I wouldn't be surprised if there were, but there are more debates, from I've seen. I guess the point is, don't attack others for giving their opinion.
Posted by Kradan
 - Yesterday at 12:07:43 AM
Quote from: Stitch on May 27, 2022, 12:26:13 AMIt divided the country in a way not really ever seen before, causing massive cultural divide. It was also sold on the idea that the country would be massively better off if we were out of the EU, and so far that seems to have been a bunch of lies.

Quote from: SiL on May 27, 2022, 02:42:23 AMMany people voted for it based on a bunch of lies that it would improve quality of life in Britain and help Britain return to its former glory.

One of the popular lies was that the money that was sent to the EU would be put into healthcare.

It was not.

I see, thank you for your answers, gentlemen
Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - May 27, 2022, 06:43:02 PM
You're not the David we are looking for, move along.
Posted by SiL
 - May 27, 2022, 02:42:23 AM
Quote from: Kradan on May 26, 2022, 08:45:39 PMBut why is UK leaving EU is such a big deal ?
Many people voted for it based on a bunch of lies that it would improve quality of life in Britain and help Britain return to its former glory.

One of the popular lies was that the money that was sent to the EU would be put into healthcare.

It was not.
Posted by Stitch
 - May 27, 2022, 12:26:13 AM
Quote from: Kradan on May 26, 2022, 08:45:39 PMBut why is UK leaving EU is such a big deal ?
It divided the country in a way not really ever seen before, causing massive cultural divide. It was also sold on the idea that the country would be massively better off if we were out of the EU, and so far that seems to have been a bunch of lies.
Posted by Kradan
 - May 26, 2022, 08:45:39 PM
But why is UK leaving EU is such a big deal ?
Posted by RidgeTop
 - May 26, 2022, 08:36:40 PM
Quote from: Kradan on May 26, 2022, 07:41:15 PMOk, could somebody please explain to me what is Brexit and why is it so important ? I know nothing about it other than the word itself and the fact it was brought up by Patrick Stewart during the interviews for Picard and in this book

Quick version: UK voting to leave the EU in 2016, which had cultural, immigration, and economic ramifications.
Posted by Kradan
 - May 26, 2022, 07:41:15 PM
Ok, could somebody please explain to me what is Brexit and why is it so important ? I know nothing about it other than the word itself and the fact it was brought up by Patrick Stewart during the interviews for Picard and in this book
Posted by Stitch
 - May 25, 2022, 12:41:20 PM
I've just realised something after reading the review (good work BTW, has made me feel justified in not getting it).
I've been reading 3WExit as three-wexit. But the 3 is supposed to be a B isn't it? It's Bwexit. Like how Harry Enfield's Tory Boy would pronounce brexit.

Damn. Just... Damn.
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