An interesting take at science fiction, Return of the Fathers will have you on the edge of your seat
4 out of 5 stars
I will start this off by saying that I enjoyed the book immensely, Watson’s writing style is very descriptive which makes for some pretty interesting and diverse situations for all the characters of the book. One of my issues, ironically, was the descriptiveness. Some of the pages just felt like they were drawn out and too much. I don’t think this would have been as much of a problem if there were more than 5 chapters in a 200+ page book. But the lack of a mental break in between intense scenes was a little much for me.
I think that T.A. Watson is on to something here though, Return of the Fathers was a totally unique take at the science fiction genre. It felt new to me, which isn’t easy because sci-fi is my favorite genre. To write a new-feeling sci-fi story is pretty amazing these days. You can definitely tell that Watson took his time (he says it took him 42 years to write this book) on this. You can definitely tell it was a passion piece and something that he should be proud of.
At first when I was reading the book description, I was kind of unsure of what I was in for. But, I can say that I’m really glad that I jumped on board and read this. It was an interesting and fascinating read.
My only other complaint is that this book is NOT available on Kindle (or any other e-reader), which for me is usually a deal breaker. Yes, I love a physical book, but I love the simplicity and portability of being able to add everything to my e-reader and go. The publisher/author should really consider making this available via Kindle soon.
I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Dandalus is the saviour of earth 57 and the most famous man on the planet. However, when he is abducted aboard a spacecraft he finds that not everyone is as impressed with his achievements as he thought. He stands trial and finds that he must undo all his good work if earth 57 is to survive. Returning to earth 57, he finds he has allies, and there is something else he has to do stop his former friend, now enemy, Wolfrun from succeeding in his attempt to overrun the planet with automatons.