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September 15, 2015
I love this book
July 20, 2014
Great book, fun to read. I just stayed up until after 5AM in order to finish it. Couldn't put it down once I got into it. Its what Sci-Fi should be even for a book released in 1960!
March 31, 2014
A great story and easy read. The time and setting may change but human foils remain the same. The author was able to convey a lot of imaginery concisely.
November 14, 2013
Aaron summed it up very well the story was immersive and to be honest the book for me at least had great meaning in it's themes.
August 21, 2013
Extremely original. Though written half a century ago, themes are still very much relevant today. Not weighted down by pseudo-scientific babble like many sci-fi novels of past eras. Yet the sci-fi aspects are very easy to buy into. Characters are relatable and well-fleshed out. There are so many aspects of this short novel that made it a page turner, but it was each character's inner struggles and how they affected their outlooks on life/death that had me hooked. Apparently there is a series of books following our young, psionic protagonist Jason dinAlt, which I'll surely be looking into. Find some time to sit and read this novel, and see for yourself how difficult it is to put down. Truly an amazing find!
July 06, 2013
Great book. Quick read. Could not put it down till it was finished. I really enjoyed reading it.
July 02, 2013
What a fantastic book. I loved it!!!!
June 30, 2013
Well done planet adventure.
May 21, 2013
Great book,reflects today ' s life. Read it in one setting. Just couldn't put it down
May 05, 2013
Awesome novel difficult to let go of once start reading!
May 02, 2013
Great read- wishing for a sequel. This tells a universal truth about basic human attitudes,all wrapped in a wild emotional ride.
Randy Bjorgan Jr
April 28, 2013
Great story, cool characters, and imaginative creatures and planet. A real page turner, I wished it was longer. I enjoyed it a lot. It makes me want to read more from Harrison.
April 24, 2013
It's an amazing book so glad I got it ending was the best ending ever I hae read thi book 3 times still amazing in 11 and I get it
April 15, 2013
Fantastic action packed yarn in a fantastic setting. Well fleshed out characters that you can empathise with, acting logically and humanly in a deadly environment. Great writing bring you into the thick of the action and it took me a while to realise that this was also a detective story, with clues to solve the giant mystery of the planet. The planet itself, Pyrrhus, is the classic Deathworld, with everything, literally everything trying to kill man. From climate and earthquakes, ferocious animals to plants and all the way down to algae, all lethal. My favourite part is the power holster; I want one! Great idea, great writing, great plot. A classic!
March 17, 2013
Definitely a page turner that I could barely put down, and found myself immersed in the richly painted prose and breathable characters. A great find!!!
March 11, 2013
Interesting and fun. A quick well written read. Straight forward story without contemporary melodrama thrown in. Likeable character. Despite one review that mentions religion only one pg talks about religion in general This is an adventure story.
March 01, 2013
What a page turner! Written more than half a century ago, and yet, the problems and ideals set forth, are just as relevant and persistent now as they were when this book was written. I ended up reading it all in one sitting!
February 27, 2013
Very intense yin yang story! Could not put it down!!
February 17, 2013
Read in two days! Never read anything by the author, but I am looking for more books now.
February 06, 2013
I read it nonstop. Great read.
January 22, 2013
What a fantastic read , I couldnt put it down !
December 13, 2012
Couldn't put it down. One of the best SciFi books I've read in a long time. Imagine a world at war with itself and everyone in it.....
October 14, 2012
Verky well written, great ending wonderful read
September 29, 2012
Well written. My first read of Harry Harrison. Not my last!
May 15, 2012
Great read, clever concept, exciting story
January 30, 2012
Every one in the world should read this book then they will understand how dumb religion really is and how to better them selfs!
December 24, 2011
Good yarn. Easy reading. Better developed early on. Seemed anxious to end.
December 24, 2011
Enjoyable read. Good old fashioned swashbuckling science fiction.
December 06, 2011
A great read - I thought it ended well with the future mapped out 👍
May 10, 2011
Thought it was great, but the ending was a bit sudden. Good read for people who like Asimov's stories.