Friday, October 31, 2014

I don't usually give up on books but this one I did.

Quozl by Alan Dean Foster DNF
BLURB: Rabbitlike aliens from outer space colonize Earth during humankind’s Second World War in a delightfully funny and thought-provoking science fiction adventure
The Quozl just need somewhere to call home. A gentle race of extraterrestrial rabbits, they have a propensity for reproduction that has left their home planet, Quozlene, dangerously overpopulated, and in their search for greener and less-crowded pastures, they have discovered the perfect place to start over: the third planet away from a healthy, warming sun. What they don’t realize is that this world they call Shiraz is already inhabited by a species of violent sentient creatures known as humans.
But there’s no going back now. In the midst of the brutal and helpfully distracting global conflict the Shirazians call World War II, the colony ship lands undetected, and the space rabbits immediately go into hiding. But a secret like the Quozl can be concealed for only so long, especially when their numbers start to increase and certain rebellious members of the long-eared society decide the time is ripe to claim their place in a world they believe is rightfully theirs.
One of the most admired and prolific authors in the science fiction arena, Alan Dean Foster will delight readers who hunger for something different with this funny, thoughtful, and wildly inventive novel of first contact and coexistence. Once you meet the Quozl, you will never forget them.

My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley DNF! I love Alan Dean Foster and have become a great fan of his Pip & Flinx series as well as his Humanx Commonwealth series but this was a load of drivel. It showed non of his talent that shines through on the Humanx Commonwealth stories and I'm afraid the elaborate rituals and exchanges were too much for me and I stopped reading. I have a nasty feeling that this is a re-release of one of his earlier stories and not a new story at all. It certainly seems like the work of an immature author compared to his Humanx Commonwealth stories.

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