Published on October 12th, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
Midnight 99 (2020) Review
Summary: Tiresome and childish, maybe read the sample chapter if you are into that. Everyone else stay away.
When Tulsa Kalhoun, a trans-galactic drug dealer wakes in a bathroom with a dead Reptilian overlord (Doug), she knows she is in some trouble. This book is how she got there so it is the classic story told in reverse trope.
I can see what the author is trying to do here and that I am not the intended audience for this work. Who is though? The sex and drugs plot gets tiresome so quickly and has been done much better when it is part of the story not the whole thing.
The story also falls victim of trying too much world building in the one volume and introducing characters so quickly that you barely meet someone and then it moves onto the next one.
There could have been a much better story here if they just slowed down and let things take a reasonable time. Don’t introduce the lizard overlords and an entire societal structure all at once it gets too confusing and hard to follow.
Supposedly this is only meant to be the first part of this story, but that only gets introduced right near the end as if it is an afterthought. The constant referral to footnotes gets immediately tiring as they add nothing to the story and only serve to be an annoyance.
I can’t really think who I could recommend this to at all and I know a lot of people who are into really out-there stories and concepts.
Maybe read the sample chapter and see how you go, everyone else who wants something they can read without wanting to throw the book out the window or format their device to delete the e-book stay away.
Author: Ashley Christine
Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy/Crime
Release Date: 6th October 2020