Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: "The Accidental Spaceship" by Gene Hunt

The Accidental SpaceshipThe Accidental Spaceship by Gene Hunt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What would you do with your own spaceship? That's the question asked in "The Accidental Spaceship". The story begins with an slight error in a shipping company; a spaceship destined for the 31st century gets send to the 21st century instead. It lands at a farm with the 13-year-old twins, Vernon and Junior Smith. The author, Gene Hunt, spends exactly the right amount of time introducing the boys, losing the ship, and then having the boys figure out what to do with the ship. Mr. Hunt even includes an antagonist, though to say more would be spoiling it.

I loved reading this book. The plot felt simple in that there are no secrets or multiple threads of story, but the plot didn't feel thin or skimpy. I like the characters in the story, how they interact with each other, and how they think. And while the story felt finished at the end, my only complaint is that I want more Vernon and Junior stories to read.

Overall, a smashing success for a first-time author.

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1 comment:

  1. Oddly enough, it reminds me a bit of one of my first NaNo efforts from a few years back. "Four academics walks into a spaceship...." ;)

    I think my younger son might like this; thanks for the review!


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