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Official Review: Points of View - The Weapons

Post by Jgideon » 13 Nov 2018, 06:03

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Points of View - The Weapons" by Tony Thorne MBE.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Weapons is the second book in the series, Points of View, by Tony Thorne MBE. The protagonist of the story is Horace Mayberry. Horace is a teenager who lost his eyesight in his early teenage years. He later got a new set of eyes. However, his new eyes were bionic. Professor Oscar Freeman developed the eyes in his research laboratory. Due to the highly advanced nanotechnology that Oscar used to develop the eyes, they possessed more than the ability to see. They were a form of government weapons. Did this mean that the teenager would become a secret government agent? What would a teenager’s work be in a government agency? Would Horace perform his duties professionally? Would he be able to meet all the qualifications for an agent serving in a top-secret government agency?

The teenager’s abilities were put to the test when a terrorist group broke into the professor’s laboratory and stole prototypes of a new weapon that he was working on. The book revolves around the involvement of Captain Horace Mayberry, the teenager, in recovering the stolen weapons.

I loved several aspects of the book. The author did an amazing job with the choice of and development of characters. For instance, the protagonist of the story is a teenager who takes on huge tasks in a special unit of the government. This made Horace a superhero. He helped to take down a terrorist group with his bravery coupled with the use of his special eyes. Another likable character was Aubrey Jackson. He worked closely with Horace in all the dangerous missions.

Through the recovery of the lost weapons, the author gives the reader a picturesque aerial view of parts of Europe. Horace, who lived in Kensington, got a chance to travel to other parts of England and Europe. The countries that Horace and his team went to in their search include Scotland, France, and Austria. Austria’s features i.e., mountains, valleys, and the dozens of old castles made it the most beautiful.

The only part of the author’s writing that did not meet my expectations was the development of scenes. During the recovery missions, the author makes the encounter with the terrorist group members very short. This is the part where I expected to get some real action and some sort of resistance from the terrorists. However, after Horace’s eyes did their magic, everything else seemed to be swept away quickly. I wished that the author could have added some meaningful twists and turns to spice up the scenes. If it were possible, I would give the book 3.5 stars. However, the author managed to keep me glued to the pages by creating a suspenseful story. Therefore, I give the book 4 out of 4 stars. Readers who love Sci-Fi books will really enjoy reading the book.

The book seems to have been professionally edited. The few errors that I came across while reading the book did not distract me from enjoying it. I look forward to reading the next book in the series to learn more about the special abilities of the professor’s weapons.

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Post by kandscreeley » 14 Nov 2018, 08:36

Ooh! Horace gets bionic eyes? I could use a pair of those myself. Sounds like a pretty good book and definitely one that I would enjoy. I'll have to pick it up. Thanks for the review.
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Post by teacherjh » 14 Nov 2018, 11:34

Sounds like a great sci-fi. Definitely worth checking out.

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Post by eddywiz9 » 14 Nov 2018, 20:01

Thanks for the review, it seems interesting and will be focused on how nature reacts...I hope it will be expository as i'm getting ready to explore

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Post by Caylie_Cat » 14 Nov 2018, 20:07

The cover of this book is very 'eye-catching' (sorry) and it sounds like an interesting read. Great review!

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 15 Nov 2018, 03:40

I agree upon you rating this read 3.5 stars. If this read is epic and lively as it sounds the author should know to provide that rather than brush it off too soon. Thank you for pointing that out!
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Post by Cotwani » 15 Nov 2018, 05:14

Had I been the author, I would have titled the book - The Bionic Eyes. It sounds more catchy to me! Anyway, the plot sounds riveting. I hope to read this one soon! Great review!
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Post by Lunastella » 16 Nov 2018, 11:55

It seems like an interesting book for sci-fi readers. I don't enjoy sci-fi or most terrorist-conspiracy themed books, but I think many readers will find it interesting.
Your review is critical and engaging, thanks!

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Post by Book Lover 35 » 17 Nov 2018, 00:15

Bionic eyes. That's interesting. I'm curious about how he lost his eye sight. Great review!
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Post by melissy370 » 17 Nov 2018, 16:38

This book sounds really cool and unique. I don't know if I will like the underdeveloped action scenes, but I am willing to risk it. Thanks for your review.

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Post by Espie » 18 Nov 2018, 00:06

It seems like the protagonist's "eyes" are special not just in the figurative sense but also in a literal kind of way. Thank you for your interesting review.
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Post by fernsmom » 18 Nov 2018, 22:26

Great review! :tiphat:
I think I would like to read it! A cross between spy kids / and bionic man (just kidding, sounds original, and like a great book).

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Post by Shrabastee » 19 Nov 2018, 02:45

Bionic eyes?! Now that is something to consider! I guess I would love to be a part of Horace's adventures. Thanks for the review, loved it!

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 22 Nov 2018, 11:17

Horace, the protagonist of the story is playing the role of a hero because instead of losing his eyes at an early age he is close to his missions and is trying to reach the destination of missions. When Horace got eyes developed in the laboratory by a doctor, he develops a power high than the looking power of a noram eyes. His eyes are now like a weapon so the book is named Points of View- The Weapons.

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