Sunday, January 30, 2011

Review: Dead Space

Dead SpaceDead Space by Lee Goldberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Dead Space” by Lee Goldberg.

The basic premise of this book is a group of washed up Beyond the Beyond (essentially Star Trek) actors and producers take offense to the studio putting out a remake of the original. The Captain, who believes himself to truly be the character he played in the 60’s pulls together his team to kill anyone that stands in their way.

This all turns into a cop murder-mystery with lots of sex, violence, bad acting, and people dressing up in costume for Beyondicon.

I subscribe to Lee’s blog, which I enjoy very much and he was giving away copies and asking for reviews, which I was very happy to give in exchange for free reading material.

This is not the sort of book I normally read, murder mysteries set in today’s world. I did take me a little bit to get into the plot, but once I figured out what was going on I was sucked into the story.

I guess it goes to show that an exciting book is universal. All in all I’m glad I read outside my normal genre (fantasy) and explored other, more gritty stories.

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