The Dream Life of Astronauts: Stories by Patrick Ryan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
So incredibly disappointed in this book. I should have read the reviews first.
I grew up on the Space Coast, so I was excited about the prospect of a book of short stories set around my hometown. The majority of the stories get only a casual mention to Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island...Cocoa gets a very brief glance. The ONE story that discusses the shuttle program in any depth is dry and factual.
There is no heart of the Space Coast in these stories. There is no thru-line to them either. Random people, random things happen, random time periods.
Overall it was just blah. If you were looking to recapture a but of the excitement of the youth you had watching rockets and shuttles launch from your backyard, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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