Earthman Jack vs The Ghost Planet
author is blah, blah, blah.
Books that I can’t finish aren’t worth the typical review, as I don’t care about who the author is [except to maybe to avoid], what the synopsis is or even what I thought of the story.
Well, to be honest, I do like to write about why I couldn’t/wouldn’t finish this.
I have a real problem with those who have a problem with authority. And Jack is the quintessential rebellious teen who simply doesn’t care. His mom works her ass off to keep him fed and sheltered, working double shifts to pay for things, and he doesn’t care. His teachers push him to succeed and punish when needed, and he doesn’t care.
In fact, as far as I could tell by the time I got to 14%, Jack didn’t care about anything except his own selfish desires.
This was supposed to be a comedy, and from the very ripped off from Hitchhiker’s Guide tone, I suspect it might have turned into one. But I was not going to waste my time getting there.
it is pretty obvious that Jack is going to save the earth and that he is supposed to be a typical kid. But while I like reading about underdogs becoming great, I don’t like reading about selfish assholes who won’t accept responsibility for their actions nor think about the consequences of said actions.
I definitely won’t be reading any more by this author.
Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com