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text 2018-07-27 21:50
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) - Tom Wright

So it's the dinosaurs versus the velociraptors, which makes no sense because it's dinosaurs versus dinosaurs, because raptors are dinosaurs.   

 

humans’ interest in continued living.

Wright, Tom. Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) (Kindle Location 270). Moonlight Crew Publishing. Kindle Edition.

 

Why would you use continue living and not survival there?

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text 2018-07-27 21:43
Reading progress update: I've read 29%.
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) - Tom Wright

the stegosaur’s footsteps.

Wright, Tom. Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) (Kindle Location 256). Moonlight Crew Publishing. Kindle Edition.

 

Stegosaurus' footsteps.  

 

Annoyed since they got stegosaurus right a couple sentences ago.  

 

Also, annoyed because I'm so hot I feel like I could pass out without the fan straight up in my face at close range, but I can't breathe when it's straight up in my face like that. 

 

Can it be less hot now, please?

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text 2018-07-27 21:25
Reading progress update: I've read 26%.
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) - Tom Wright

So I got into this a lot. 

 

Then came the info dump that was so ridiculous that I was rolling my eyes.   Looks like it might just be a two and a half to three stars: I'm enjoying it, and yet there are elements like the ridiculous science that this is shoving down my throat in great detail that I simply can't find it in myself to buy. 

 

And then there's the fact that the world building is coming right now, and it annoyed me that I didn't have the backstory earlier.  

 

This would have been a two star review - possibly less - if these info dumps weren't here...

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text 2018-07-27 15:41
Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) - Tom Wright

The dinosaurs have foot rockets now?  Oh, man, this might be too ridiculous even for me...

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text 2018-07-27 15:34
Reading progress update: I've read 3%.
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) - Tom Wright

So, just starting, but I like the concept of translators: the dinosaurs roar and the translator turns it into human speech.  Not sure it's conceivable, even in the far future, but I like the idea. 

 

I'm also not super impressed with the prose so far: it's clean, but it's not the simple poetry of Asimov - which hid ideas of far greater complexity - nor the poetry of Lair Barron, who managed to be so without getting all purple prose on me. 

 

It's... serviceable.   I may change my mind in the future, but if I rated it based on what I'd read now this would get a two and a half to three star review.   I'm hoping I'll come to enjoy the style more and keep loving the ideas and that this will push up the star rating.

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