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The story was fast paced and didn't lose me to boredom. I loved the characters and the talented writing. The story was imaginitive and fun. Glenn Sawyer, a broke and disillusioned year-old, witnesses and investigates the crash, finding a surreal craft and an even stranger monkey-like creature named Paako, who secretly follows The Lost Civilization of Aries.
Aug 24, Lydia Presley rated it really liked it Shelves: You know, when I first saw this title I was curious. I checked with my library and unfortunately they didn't have a copy. That was about a year ago. So recently I was going through my TBR list and realized I still wanted to read this - the reviews were solid, the premise interesting. So I splurged and I purchased the e-book and just last night decided to start reading the story.
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Almost immediately my conce You know, when I first saw this title I was curious. Almost immediately my concerns about it being a small-name title by an author I'd never heard of vanished. I was sucked into a story about 18 year old Glenn, a boy with girl problems of his own although very seriously downplayed which was refreshing and a family with issues of its own. Then the book took an interesting twist with the arrival of a UFO and what is, quite possibly, the cutest little alien life-form I've ever read about. Seriously, Paako and her popcorn-eating ways had me eating out of the palm of her hand.
Spaceships, alien lifeforms, a prophecy, wars, exploring planets in our solar system with some really fascinating, educational tidbits thrown in for good measure. This was a teenage boys dream-come-true type of story. From what I understand there's eleven more books that are due to come out and all I can think is..
Vincent Lowry has gained a new fan in me. Aug 31, Gail rated it it was ok Shelves: The author seems to have a problem with the word "just. Now where I live in the midwest, when people are having a conversation, the word is usually pronounced jus'. It's like going vs goin'. I think a lot of people, no matter how educated, say jus' or goin'. In a story, when I read a character saying jus' I assume the author is trying to show us they are uneducated.
Sometimes words like jus' are used to show a southern accent.
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But The author seems to have a problem with the word "just. But in this story, the author didn't seem to intend either use. The characters weren't supposed to be uneducated, or stupid, and they lived in New Mexico--not a hotbed of regional accents. I found the word distracting and less than halfway through the story, I was counting and looking for jus' instead of focusing on the story. Why was it necessary to use jus' instead of just saying just? The story would have flowed a lot smoother and I probably would have enjoyed it a little more.
And honestly, it's the jus' that will stop me from picking up another book in this series. Yes, I'm that anal retentive. Sep 15, Cecilia rated it it was amazing. Glen Sawyer, fascinated with astronomy and science, is picked on by boys in his high school science class as a nerd, has girlfriend troubles and also carries around emotional baggage concerning the death of his mother and distancing by his father In Glen's circle of friends, family and acquaintances, he would not be viewed as anybody's hero.
That is, not until a select group of 'visitors' are convinced he is their only hope of survival. Now, th Glen Sawyer, fascinated with astronomy and science, is picked on by boys in his high school science class as a nerd, has girlfriend troubles and also carries around emotional baggage concerning the death of his mother and distancing by his father Now, they have to convince Glen. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters in Mr.
Lowry imaginatively adorns his characters and creatures with emotional and psychological layers allowing the reader to see them as believable and care about their fates.
Normally, I do not read much science-fiction but found this book a fun, quick read. Once started, I wanted to finish it as soon as I could to see how Glen's story would resolve itself. It is also a coming of age story of a young man finally realizing the guilt he feels over his mother's death is unjustifiable. Glen can then move forward and discover his own life has meaning and importance in the greater circle of all those around him. He learns to accept what is past and move on to a brighter future with love and self-assurance.
I recommend "Constellation Chronicles: The Lost Civilization of Aries" to anyone whether they are a science fiction reader or not and look forward to Vincent Lowry's next book in the "Constellation Chronicles" series. Jul 01, Sarah Sammis rated it liked it Shelves: Vincent Lowry originally wanted to use Zodiac in the title instead of Constellation.
As you can guess, he's planning to write eleven more books. Glenn Sawyer lives in Rigel New Mexico. He is of course a UFO geek with his own theories of life on other planets and extra terrestrial visits to Earth. When a ship crash lands outside the town Glenn will have his theories proved right. He will also be recruited to s Vincent Lowry originally wanted to use Zodiac in the title instead of Constellation.
He will also be recruited to save Earth from a centuries old war in the deepest reaches of the universe. Lowry mentioned in the close of his book that his first draft of the novel was significantly longer. He cut it down for pacing. I think he cut too much. It feels choppy and rushed in places. There's not enough time to get to know Glenn, his family or their situation until the crash. Likewise, I wanted more time to learn about the Povars before Glenn agrees to join them.
Finally, there is the Povar's language. They use it on and off throughout the book even though they can apparently speak fluent English. It's an interesting addition to the novel and I don't think it's used enough. A glossary at the back would have been fun. My final thoughts on The Lost Civilization of Aries is that it is a shaky but promising start to a science fiction series. If a second one comes out I would like to give it a try.
I received the book for review and have passed it on to a friend to read.
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Sep 21, Marti Dolata is currently reading it Shelves: As this book is the first book I've ever won in a giveaway, I promptly sat down and started to read. After only 20 pages my husband wanted me to do something and frankly, I've never picked it up again. My impression so far is that it reads like the author's first effort, sincerely meant, but when competing against a copy of Ancillary Mercy and working at the Halloween store, and now getting ready for Thanksgiving, what I read just didn't grab me enough to make a place for my attention. But the a As this book is the first book I've ever won in a giveaway, I promptly sat down and started to read.
But the author wrote a very nice note, so I hesitate to just write it off as a DNF, so I've every intention of trying again, when things aren't so busy. I've posted this in response to an email from the Goodreads team as I take seriously the social contract involved in reviewing the books that are given away here.
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Vincent thank you for a very good book. It reminded me of "Who goes out there" and ET. I can not thank you enough for the descriptions of the solar system let it not be said that you can not learn anything from a fiction book. I look hopefully for Paako and now understand what is happening to my vanishing popcorn. Aug 06, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had only meant to pick it up and start a few pages at first. Well that did not happen. I got so sucked in that I could not put it down!
I am hoping now for the next one. Jun 21, Jeanette Glazewski rated it it was amazing. This book was fantastic. I have not read a scifi book since taking the class in high school. I would recommend this book to everyone. Oct 06, Tiffany-Jade rated it liked it Shelves: Quick and enjoyable read. Got lost a bit with all the strange names and language in the last half og the story but overall I enjoyed it very much: