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10 thoughts on “There Goes the Galaxy (There Goes the Galaxy #1)

  1. says:

    There is a point where every piece of comic or absurdist science fiction is compared to Douglas Adam s Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy For this book this point happened before I finished the first chapter and that comparison was not favourable What makes the situation worse is the feeling that the author s intention was to write a similar book, the basic premise would like to follow the one of its great ancestor but unfortunately everything just highlights the flaws in There goes the Galaxy There is a point where every piece of comic or absurdist science fiction is compared to Douglas Adam s Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy For this book this point happened before I finished the first chapter and that comparison was not favourable What makes the situation worse is the feeling that the author s intention was to write a similar book, the basic premise would like to follow the one of its great ancestor but unfortunately everything just highlights the flaws in There goes the Galaxy It is not a bad book, but it is a disappointing book, with potential that flares up, only to be snuffed immediately The characters never evolve beyond being names and even those names do not stick and are almost impossible to remember As a result there were several points where I simply had no idea what was happening, who was acting and how this scene fit into the overall structure Our protagonist was carefully selected to be the perfect average human being who will not be missed and is a graduate student in cognitive psychology Which is literally the only information we get about this character for the whole book He is tossed into the great wide universe and confronted with dangers and wonders and never moves beyond his cosmic newbie persona There are times when he almost develops his own persona only to snap back once he falls back with the other characters Those get slightlycharacterization since they are aliens, but thatis rare and for most of them islike corporate stereotyping The plot structure makes this problem worse The protagonist chases the story and is always behind the reader, whenever he figures out one part of the greater mystery the author immediately tells the next part which leaves the story only to play catch up There is no second or third level, there is only the one and it is resolved There are events that telegraph widely that they serve no purpose, a short detour from the central plotline and those reinforce the whole Hitchhikers Guide feeling But these actually get recalled later in the book which gives it a nice feeling of cohesion until this is taken too far and torpedoes the central plotline in fact most of the problems can be summarized by saying too far The story is told by a florid, overloaded language which clearly tries to be vivid but fails spectacularly The metaphors are trite and in several cases too many As a result the timing is off, which leads to the few good jokes falling flat after an exhausting buildup The whole book works this way The first three quarters are exhausting buildup for a better fourth quarter, that unfortunately falls flat because of its own flaws and problems The sad thing is, the book is not bad, but the few good jokes and ideas only highlight the wasted potential The author clearly has a great style, but it only appears sporadically and hides immediately The book I read and the book that is featured in the description are two different books and I desperately wanted to read the description, not the book I had in front of me


  2. says:

    Sci fi is not my favorite genre But I like good writing, good humor and an engaging plot and this book delivers on all counts.Bertram Ludlow has been kidnapped by alien Rolliam Tsmorlood, because he is the only one who can save Earth and life as we know it There s only one problem he has no idea what he s doing and neither does Rollie.The resulting story is a hilarious romp through the GCU Greater Communicating Universe as we discover its complexities and incongruities along with Bertram Sci fi is not my favorite genre But I like good writing, good humor and an engaging plot and this book delivers on all counts.Bertram Ludlow has been kidnapped by alien Rolliam Tsmorlood, because he is the only one who can save Earth and life as we know it There s only one problem he has no idea what he s doing and neither does Rollie.The resulting story is a hilarious romp through the GCU Greater Communicating Universe as we discover its complexities and incongruities along with Bertram.The story is well paced and speckled with humor For the first half of the story, Bertram thinks that he has finally lost it and he keeps analyzing what he thinks is his delusion which leads to very funny inner dialogue The characters could have used a little bitdevelopment but it does not really take anything away from the story It could be a personal preference on my part It certainly didn t stop me from falling in deep like with Rollie, the badass alien outlaw who becomes Bertram s sidekick or vice versa, depending on the situation they find themselves in against his will.A solid 4 stars I will definitely be reading the rest of this series


  3. says:

    WOW, so I liked this book a lot, it reminded me much of what I like about the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, only with very different twists The main characters were lovable funny, and believable The universe created was a fun one that I felt immersed in, the premise buyable I just had moments where I felt bogged down as I read, almost too much information, and then it was done No real ending per say, just done I want , which if that s the point and I m to expect a sequel I M HOOKED WOW, so I liked this book a lot, it reminded me much of what I like about the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, only with very different twists The main characters were lovable funny, and believable The universe created was a fun one that I felt immersed in, the premise buyable I just had moments where I felt bogged down as I read, almost too much information, and then it was done No real ending per say, just done I want , which if that s the point and I m to expect a sequel I M HOOKED AND WILL GET IT if not then it s a bit disappointing This book works very well as a set up book forto come I enjoyed the multiple story lines, and things that are so relatable to how earth is The uninet, the Capclub, books going out of style It s a great satire on our own existence, without beating you over the head with it Overall probablyof a 3.5 if it s a standalone, 4.5 if it s the beginning ofto come


  4. says:

    There Goes the Galaxy was a lot of fun At first, I tried highlighting the funny parts but quickly realized the whole book was going to be yellow so I gave up and just enjoyed the ride The author does an excellent job of keeping the humor and word play going non stop I ll be looking forfrom Jenn Thorson.


  5. says:

    What an a amazing adventure And what an ending So, to Jenn Thorson, finish and publish that sequel quickly so that I know what happens next


  6. says:

    I gave up about 2 3 of the way through It just felt too much like a Hitchhiker s Guide wanna be and didn t add anything particularly new or funny or interesting It s not a terrible book it just never grabbed me and didn t feel like it had enough going for it to keep me reading.


  7. says:

    This is a story of David and Goliath, if by David we mean dreadfully average Bertram Ludlow, and if by Goliath we mean hyper intelligent aliens with a love for interstellar capitalism.Bertram Ludlow is abducted from his apartment by an alien named Rollie, and taken into deep space to the Seers of Rhobux, who have a devious plan in store for this very average man The Seers reveal that only Bertram can save the Earth, so they give him a Yellow Thing to wear around his neck, which looks vaguely li This is a story of David and Goliath, if by David we mean dreadfully average Bertram Ludlow, and if by Goliath we mean hyper intelligent aliens with a love for interstellar capitalism.Bertram Ludlow is abducted from his apartment by an alien named Rollie, and taken into deep space to the Seers of Rhobux, who have a devious plan in store for this very average man The Seers reveal that only Bertram can save the Earth, so they give him a Yellow Thing to wear around his neck, which looks vaguely like a star fruit, and send him on his way.Armed with this oddity, Bertram sets out to rescue the human race We don t actually own the Earth you see, and now it s going to be sold to the highest bidder humanity is either part of the prize, or a nuisance to be fumigated like an infestation of carpenter ants, depending on the buyer Bertram, of course, can t let that happen.His puzzling and amusing adventure brings him into conflict with the intergalactic penal system, two amoral agents who shoot first and ask questions later, the leader of the criminal underworld, and intergalactic entrepreneurs vying to use our little neck of the woods for their own mysterious motives The immensity of space and the complexities of inter species relations add a colorful backdrop to the story, as Bertram discovers that the universe is every bit as dysfunctional as the Earth Perhaps evenso.It seemed like Thorson s witty humor had me chuckling every few pages, and despite instances where the prose could have been executedefficiently sometimes a few sentences are used where one would suffice and some similarities to The Hitchiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the story was engaging and original Thorson s stellar imagination has created a dynamic plot that is likely to surprise many readers with its twists and turns, especially in the deeper pages of the book where her ingenuity is on full display.My biggest criticism comes in the form of a pet peeve I found the conclusion disappointing because nowhere in the book is it mentioned that There Goes the Galaxy is book 1 in a series I was expecting a satisfying conclusion and didn t get it because the story isn t actually over This method of drawing readers in by Publishers Authors has always struck me as false advertising, and generally leaves me deeply annoyed if I d wanted to read a series, I would ve chosen to read a series In all fairness, I do have to note that this is a widely used tactic in movies, books and television, and that I just happen to disagree with the practice.All in all, Thorson did well with her first installment, and as long as the sequel says Book II or some such on the cover, I m likely to read it


  8. says:

    Douglas Addams fans rejoice If you enjoy avant garde scifi satire, like Dr Who, the original Star Wars movie, and the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, you ll tumble down the rabbit hole into author Jenn Thorson s world of misadventures and misfits Life As We Know It is in danger Only everyman Bertram, a grad student kidnapped en route to his PhD by an alien Indiana Jones and now bouncing like a human pinball through the Greater Communicating Universe, can save us Help There Goes the G Douglas Addams fans rejoice If you enjoy avant garde scifi satire, like Dr Who, the original Star Wars movie, and the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, you ll tumble down the rabbit hole into author Jenn Thorson s world of misadventures and misfits Life As We Know It is in danger Only everyman Bertram, a grad student kidnapped en route to his PhD by an alien Indiana Jones and now bouncing like a human pinball through the Greater Communicating Universe, can save us Help There Goes the Galaxy grabbed me from the get go, much in the same way Bertram was grabbed in his sock feet by Rollie And unlike Bertram, who at one point is abandoned at an alien spaceport, author Jenn Thorson never released me, not even at the end of the book, when I was ready for the second course, the sequel The Purloined Number The pacing is outstanding, with the two leads on the run and time running out, it s mostly fast, but things like characters preparing in intriguing ways for the next scene still happen in the lulls, so there s never a dull moment Infopills between a few chapters give necessary background info in the style of Ben Bova, buthumorous..Plenty of celebrity references provide belly laughst in the course of this satire, much in the manner of Futurama and the Simpsons, only better This book lasted me about a week, reading on breaks, at mealtimes and bedtime I ve now read it three times and probably will again It s action packed fun, like a graphic novel, only it s a word comic you can t put down For scifi lovers, it s a gift that will never be forgotten See my blog for full review and excerpt


  9. says:

    A very fast, very fun read in the tradition of Douglas Adams.In fact, it s a pretty darn direct descendant of Hitchhiker s Guide, right down to the very human looking alien who comes and snatches away a hapless earthling, who must now save his planet It s loaded with terrible, TERRIBLE puns and a fairly standard run around trying to save things while being Intergalactic Fugitives plot, and yet it s lighthearted and funny enough to really work Hell, the awful puns just keep things ticking alo A very fast, very fun read in the tradition of Douglas Adams.In fact, it s a pretty darn direct descendant of Hitchhiker s Guide, right down to the very human looking alien who comes and snatches away a hapless earthling, who must now save his planet It s loaded with terrible, TERRIBLE puns and a fairly standard run around trying to save things while being Intergalactic Fugitives plot, and yet it s lighthearted and funny enough to really work Hell, the awful puns just keep things ticking along, and keep you reading a few passages out loud to get the aural humour that s going on.There s a LOT of extraneous hyphens, and some fairly unfortunate homophone mixups in this self published novel, but all in all, they don t really detract The characterizations are strong, the aliens are suitably alien, the alien SOCIETY is plausible, and Translachew Gum and various infopills are a very clever bit of technology suggestion and fixes for looming plot holes Even the slightly self indulgent side plot about the literal death of print is amusing.Fast, fun, andenjoyable than scarfing down a case of DiversiDine s finest snacks while being made Sun Slushes at a LibLounge


  10. says:

    I got this as part of a Kickstarter package for Robert Kroese s Distopia I ve read and enjoyed several of his books, so I thought I d give this a shot it being free was also a plus.It starts out with an American graduate student, Bertram Ludlow, who s kidnapped, taken offworld and told that only he can save Earth He reacts rationally, by assuming that stress from the end of his degree has caused him to have a break with reality This unusual turn makes for an interesting start, but the book I got this as part of a Kickstarter package for Robert Kroese s Distopia I ve read and enjoyed several of his books, so I thought I d give this a shot it being free was also a plus.It starts out with an American graduate student, Bertram Ludlow, who s kidnapped, taken offworld and told that only he can save Earth He reacts rationally, by assuming that stress from the end of his degree has caused him to have a break with reality This unusual turn makes for an interesting start, but the book felt overfilled with ideas Large portions of the book are given to parodies of modern marketing corporate speak, which is often repetitive beyond the point of diminishing returns Starbucks ian coffee shops, reality tv, the endless churn of pop stars, unwanted personal gadgets all get their turn in the snarky sun Most are funny, there s just too much of it Add to that an EXTREMELY rushed ending I assumed there was at least another 10% on my ebook when I turned the last page , and it was a clever premise that didn t live up to its promise Funny, but it rarely rises above that


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