Shoot for the Moon (Space Race) Paperback – February 18, 2019
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- Publisher : Independently published (February 18, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1796615285
- ISBN-13 : 978-1796615289
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.75 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,503,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The characters for each racing group couldn’t be more different from each other then black is to white. This made for a really interesting read. As you get to know each team, you can’t wait to see what stupid thing they are going to do next, so you turn the pages as fast as you can. You will find yourself cheering on your favorite, mine was the red necks, and cussing all the rest. You will laugh and you will just shake your head and say really?
This book is a fun read and I look forward to reading what comes next!
This story was a fascinating feel of Buck Rogers, Daisy Dukes, Military twist all mixed together into an adult Sci-fi. This was a wild ride taking adult issues to their hilarious end point in a contest where cheating is not allowed except no one knows t it. From delinquent young adults, military involvement, to southern good old boys, this story takes a non-PC twist that adds hysterical conflicts between the opposing teams as they will go to any lengths to win. The only problem is no one really knows who they are dealing with or what the prize really is. I enjoyed all the different story lines that were both unique and similar. Each character desired to join the competition with little understanding about what was really happening. Private Hacher was just trying to keep the Colonel Dumas off his back while also wanting to see what was beyond the Earth. Bucky was determined to prove how strong he was and finally get into Bobby Jo’s pants. Danny wanted to find the next thrill as he avoided the police and his mother.
It was interesting how none of the participants understood the real ramifications of what they were getting into. It was funny how the space craft ranged from a supped up RV to an entire building. The stakes were high than anyone imagined where breaking the rules may be more than a slap on the wrist. Dealing with alien cultures in a competition could be more than just riches because what humans think of as glory could mean something very different to them.
This was a wild ride form the very start and it is not over yet!
First: Racers need a reason to race. It really does not matter what the reason is. There just has to be a reason acceptable to the racers. Friends, relatives, observers, and betters do not require a reason. Probably better odds if they do not know the reason.
Second: There must be an approved course with designated start and finish points. Viewing stands, refreshment kiosks, beer venders, and novelty gifts are required for the audience's enjoyment. Racers are responsible for their own supplies, fuel, parts, maintenance crew, quidance, food, beer, and bets.
Third: Race Sponsor. Although most races are spur of the moment street races and are over before the cops even notice, major races need sponsors to make enough money to provide the fabulous prizes to be awarded to the winner to justify a real challenge race instead of an ego orgrudge race.
Fourth: Race Rules required for fairness, but best administered by a neutral respected organization recognized by all sober parties.
Fifth: Racers who join before knowing any of the rules or competition.
Sixth: A worthwhile goal for the after race celebration. In this case, a space ship ready to party and award prizes provided by the sponsor.
Seven: For this race book, a lot of readers with a dime of humour looking to make cents of it all. If uncertain, see Item One.
You have to read the book to meat the characters and try to follow the race preparations, character introductions, and race events as the racers interact in attempts to change the outcum of the race.
Each character has their own personal oddities while resembling common stereotypes found around the world. And so a Galactic Race Event unites racers from multiple parts of the world by special invitation or default if that works.
The racers provide their own equivalent of a space ship and the sponsor provides, well, let's just call it blue slime.
The Colonel bullies his Private into collecting a large quantity of what will inevitably become the key phrase for the movie to follow once the book series has been completed if the sponsor sells the movie rights for this circle jerk adventure.
Caution: This book and this review are rated for adulterated readers only. Kids less than 13 should just grow up or look away from Space.