Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: A Million Suns


A Million Suns
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



In the spacecraft Godspeed there are many secrets that will destroy carefully crafted assumptions of its inhabitants. Amy and Elder are going to try to understand and solve all that is left after book one: Orion's betrayal, Eldest secrets, Elder's final revelation to Amy of her cryogenic unfreezing and life after Phydus.

This book delivers, while prompting the reader to wonder, unravel and follow up on the choices Amy and Elder make. What will happen next....Specially after all that is discovered ... it was good, simple and merciless.

Do I seriously have to wait until 2013?? Why, oh, why...

For now I will leave you with David Bowie, whose Space Oddity song was playing in my brain all over a series of chapters halfway through:

Ground control to major Tom
Ground control to major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
(Ten) Ground control (Nine) to major Tom (Eight)
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), engines on (Four)
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may gods (Blastoff) love be with you

This is ground control to major Tom, you've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is major Tom to ground control, I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows
Ground control to major Tom, your circuits dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you...
Here am I sitting in my tin can far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Here is the video




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