Book Review

A Funny Thing Happened on the Moon by Joey Rogers

This was truly an entertaining science fiction quick read. There was fantastic character development for several side characters and Jeremy (the main character) shows astounding courage to do the right thing while facing odds stacked so high against him.

This is very much a science fiction piece. There is lots of technical jargon sprinkled throughout the piece. I don’t know anything about how rockets or their engines are made so I have no clue as to if any of it was accurate. What I do know is that the information was presented in such a way that when I was reading, it seemed to make sense. There was a logic path that the reader was taken down to show the protagonists were taking the proper steps. Now when I started reading this, I didn’t have a mindset of “Oh I must make sure everything works accordingly with actual physics”. To be honest, I do not care if it does as long as the rules within the universe the author creates are not contradicted. Joey Rogers did a good job of making it to where I never thought “wait, I thought he said that wouldn’t work earlier” or anything along those line.

As for the plot itself, I really enjoyed seeing the way the story developed. One minute, fate would help them line everything up and the next moment disaster would strike. About half the time, my guess for what would happen next would be wrong. It stayed fresh and not over predictable. My only real complaint is the lack of backstory with the ‘bad guy’. He felt a little too cliche, but it didn’t distract too much.

All in all, if you want to experience a futuristic world where corporations have things way too far and see how humanity still seems to thrive, this is a good choice.

If you want to check it out click here to buy it on Amazon.


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