Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Recommended Reading - Jak Phoenix

Read Jak Phoenix

Their finances had dried up, Jak’s ship was falling apart and their weapons and tools should have been on display in a museum. They were facing the reality that they may have to quit and gain real, meaningful employment.

I'll admit that the cheese factor is fairly high on this one, but this book is too much fun to pass up.  Jak Phoenix is a down-at-the-heels would-be space pirate.  No risk is too great, no hardship too onerous, if it will save him from the horrors of honest employment.  With a dilapidated spaceship, an antiquated pistol, and an unshaven sidekick, he's trekking across the galaxy in search of a dishonest buck.  He is no Captain Kirk, but to his dismay Jak will find that the galaxy needs saving, and no one else is available.

Jak is the ultimate anti-hero, a blend of Han Solo and Spaceman Spiff with a bit of Three Stooges mixed in.  It's a light-hearted adventure that will make you laugh out loud.  Don't try to take it seriously.  Just sit back and enjoy the ride.  You won't learn anything profound about the human condition, but you'll have a lot of fun.  Matt Williams has created an old-fashioned space opera that is preposterous, exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Read Jak Phoenix

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I just discovered this review of my book and I'm very thankful for you taking the time to write about it. You got the point of the book nailed down. Nothing too serious, but enough action and humour to keep you entertained. I set out to write something that I wanted to read. I'm going to post an article & link back to your blog on my site.

    Also, if you ever want to send me a little blurb giving an overview of your blog, I'd be glad to post an article. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!