BookMattic's Rating: 3/5
Goodreads' Rating: 3.8/5
I tried to search for the title of this book everywhere on Google, and Goodreads and only came up with just a few results. This is a book from the late 80's that just seemed to slip through the cracks, but actually deserved more than that. It's not that big of a book and easy enough to read.
The premise of the book is straight forward. A reporter named Alec is about to take a few weeks holiday from his crazy schedule at work with his wife Krista and their 'child' Thumper, who is a pet that they treat as if it were their child. Unfortunately they've been trying to have a baby for a while but it ends up that Alec is sterile. The plan was to have a relaxing time at Krista's cabin by a lake, go fishing which Alec hates, and just freshen up until Alec's brother comes along with some interesting information that Alec can't help his gut instincts from being curious as to what this information means. His holiday ends up bringing him closer to the answers to the information than he would have imagined, but also puts his life along with Krista and a mysterious informant that calls to the cabin at strange times of the night.
There are a few things that I enjoyed about this book and of course a few that I don't. First of all I love the 80's feeling that I get from Project GOD. There's not too much about technology that you would get from a typical sci-fi story but there's enough technical terms terms to keep it interesting. Second the introduction of characters is not confusing, there are enough characters to keep it interesting and they're all good. The only exception to that is one character introduced doesn't get much time so it didn't really fit that well into this story.
Overall this book is worth reading for a fun time but by no means is it a masterpiece. I do think it should have got more recognition than what I can see from when I search for it. Theauthor V.M. Thompson hasn't published that much but from what I can see from this book he is not a bad writer. He uses some variety of vocabulary and gives you a sense of purpose when reading his book.