The Company

The Company

Book - 2008
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Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need: food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives. But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together. Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316038539
0316038539
Characteristics: 419 p. ; 25 cm

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gsbenham1986
Apr 09, 2016

My least favorite KJ Parker novel. The build is exceedingly slow and the ending lackluster.

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JackPurcell
Mar 19, 2015

Good character development, interesting setting, but every time the plot is in danger of moving forward the author tosses in a flashback to bring it to a screeching halt. The flashbacks worked during the first 50 pages, but KJ Parker's addicted and had to have another hit whenever his characters and events threatened to force something to happen in his NOW, wham, another meaningless flashback. I lost patience at page 197. Thumbs down.

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Oct 07, 2012

I read Parker's Engineer series and loved it. I had high hopes for The Company. Sadly, The Company was so uninteresting that I quit halfway through the book. I don't often give up on books like that, but the writing was dull and I didn't care about the characters or their situation.

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