Beacon 23 by Hugh HoweyBeacon 23 by Hugh Howey

Beacon 23

byHugh Howey

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the twenty-third century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to.
HUGH HOWEY is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde saga and the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Wool series. The Wool Omnibus won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award and has been translated in forty countries.
Title:Beacon 23Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544839633

ISBN - 13:9780544839632

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I don't write a lot of reviews, but I feel the need to write something to justify giving a book 1 star. This book is bad. It is not very well written at all, I got the feeling I was reading something a high school kid wrote. It tries to be funny at times, the quote "I wonder if rocks can fart" is an actual line from the book, seriously. I like fart jokes as much as anyone, but this is just dumb, and there is not really any context other than a rock being involved. Just a bad attempt at a joke. Right from the first page, the line "Darkness you can chew", I get what he is trying to do, it just doesn't work for me. Honestly, I loved the idea of a lighthouse in space, but the way the story was delivered didn't do it for me. The pacing seems way off, for a book about isolation, there are so many things going on with very little space in between. I understand that this was released as 5 serialized stories, and I will admit, it probably succeeds a little more in that format, but it fails miserably as a collected novel. I almost feel bad giving such a low score, I am usually not overly critical, but this book deserves one star, it is just that bad. I did read the whole thing, but if it was any longer I would have bailed out. All that being said, it has seemed to get good reviews, so maybe it's just me, but I didn't enjoy it and would not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-08-08