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Monday, September 1, 2014

Earthman Jack Vs. The Ghost Planet Review


Jack Finnegan only has to worry about dealing with school bullies, suffering through detention with his homeroom teacher, and getting noticed by the girl of his dreams… at least until an army of evil aliens invade Earth. Suddenly, this teenage slacker finds himself at the center of a galaxy-spanning conflict – where the lives of everyone on the planet are in jeopardy, soldiers use Quantum Physics to become superheroes, and the enemy uses some mysterious form of magic to make themselves practically unstoppable. The secret to ending the conflict and saving the universe may lie in a powerful ancient spaceship, which it seems can only be flown by Earthmen. Now, Jack and a rag-tag group of allies must overcome impossible odds, defeat an unkillable enemy, rescue the princess of the galaxy, and save the universe from a threat more terrifying than any it has ever faced. Can this underachiever rise to the occasion and become the hero Earth needs? The fate of all life in the galaxy may rest in his hands.

I received a paperback copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review

I will be honest, when I received this book in the mail and saw the size of it, 665 pages, I was quite intimidated! It took me awhile to pick this up and start reading, but when I did, I was so glad I did! I wasn't sure what this was going to be, if it would be a childish spaceship and alien science fiction, or more geared to what I think of as realistic science fiction. It's just a perfect blend of the two in my opinion. Some of the characters are described in ways that I know my 6 and 9 year old would love, and some are a little more serious for the older reader. This is a heavy book, and my son is an advanced reader, but he kind of balked at this one. I read most of it, and some of it we read together and I told him about the rest. I have set this book aside for him for when he's ready for it. The settings and the characters are described in such detail that you feel like you are part of the adventure with Jack and all the supporting characters. I cheered when they won a victory and got mad when they were thwarted by the evil villain aliens. This story has everything, a princess in need of rescue, aliens, spaceships, pirates and a human hero. For being such a long book this was a remarkably fast read, I couldn't put it down once I started. If you are any type of science fiction fan you want to read this book! 

About the Author

Matthew Kadish is an independent author and world-recognized evil genius. When he isn't writing or being evil, he enjoys relaxing at the beach and videos of puppies. He is the author of the Earthman Jack Space Saga and the Cathouse Series.

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