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Monday, November 27, 2006

Animal House Saves the Universe

The Engines of Dawn by Paul Cook

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:

March 1, 2001

In the Engines of Dawn by Paul Cook, frat boy-cum-physics-instructor Ben Bennett and his three drop-out buddies liberate humanity from the evil aliens slowly, methodically, sapping all humans of their intelligence and sex drive.

I'd give the actual story concept at least 3 stars, but the execution is terrible. For some reason, Cook has to give every character a complete dossier after mentioning their name. For instance: Bob Jones, a large, muscular, redheaded man, turned on the lights. Childish sexual innuendo is all over the place, really distracting from the seriousness of the story.

Don't get me wrong, this book can be entertaining, in that cheesy, late night B-movie kind of way, but if you want thought-provoking literature, don't waste any time with the Engines of Dawn.

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