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Milky Way Repo by Michael Prelee
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Milky Way Repo

by Michael Prelee

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Milky Way Repo is a light read that has great potential. It is unfortunate that this potential was not reached, as in the end it felt rather underdeveloped. Characters that were more interesting, like Arulio and Kimiyo, were limited in appearance, and we rather spent time with characters who became more and more unlikable, like Duncan, Nathan, and Celeste. I get it, the characters are meant to be imperfect, but there is a line between flawed-but-redeemable characters and wannabes without dept. Even Richie got this spotlight at some point making you think that he will get his moment later, but it never happened. Plots were tied without proper care in the end. Furthermore, the "relationship" between Nathan and Celeste never felt like one —it was more like a really toxic pursuit between two unstable people.

I received an advanced reader copy in exchange of a review through LibraryThing. ( )
  DoctorFate | Jun 5, 2017 |
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This was an OK book. From the description I thought it would be like Firefly, but I didn't like the characters as much and found it hard to get into. ( )
  effulgent7 | Jul 9, 2016 |
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Enjoyable space opera featuring a ship's crew who earn their living as a repo company, repossessing spaceships whose owners have not kept up with their payments. Their simple life gets complicated when they accept a commission to repossess a hijacked hearse. This is a lightweight and entertaining story. ( )
  Hopback | Mar 22, 2016 |
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Frankly I think this book skirts on the edge of plagiarism. The ship and crew are directly from Firefly (loner captain, married couple, bouncer) and the plot is pure Elmore Leonard. I am not going to go through Mr. Leonard's works to point out the places of congruity but there is nothing original in this book.

I received a review copy of "Milky Way Repo" by Michael Prelee (DGE) through LibraryThink.com. ( )
  Dokfintong | Mar 19, 2016 |
The first 2/3 of this book are great, character development and plot action both excellent, well paced, and easily read. The last 1/3 leaves some things to be desired, which unfortunately scraps the great beginning. It was as if the author had a quota of pages and dare not run over; so ended the tale as expeditiously as possible. I hope he and his publisher read this and go to work on the sequel as the characters and action provide good fodder for a series. ( )
  dmclane | Mar 1, 2016 |
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Blue collar Sci-Fi in the vein of Firefly. Running a starship repo company isn't easy or cheap. It's just an endless string of fuel costs, ship maintenance, legal red tape, unhappy debt bailers, shady associates, and uncooperative dock officials from one end of the galaxy to the other. Nathan Teller owns and operates Milky Way Repossessions, a company that tracks down and repossesses starships. And although he's only managing to break even on his debt, he wouldn't trade it for anything. (His ex-wife holds that against him. No surprise there.) When Nathan and his crew successfully steal a freighter from the clutches of a particularly tenacious and corrupt dock official, he earns the respect of their high profile employer. Opportunity seems a sure thing. Nathan should be happy. But when that lucrative job op turns into a ransom delivery for a starship crew being held hostage by a cult, he suddenly finds himself pursued by a self-immolating loan shark hell bent on collecting a gambling debt. How will it all turn out? You never know. Especially when Nathan and his Starship repo agents are up against a cult and the mob...… (more)

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