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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
In Skysplitter by Deepak Menon, the story commences with the main character John Kriel recovering from his hibernation. He watches the image of a planet through the radio-optical telescope of the craft. As Skysplitter makes its landing and John Kriel starts his exploration of the new planet, he realizes that the inhabitants are like humans and they are intelligent too. The planet is developed, though not as much as Earth. His eventful days living in the new planet expose him to many new experiences and exciting adventures with a lot of action. John Kriel becomes friendly with the local inhabitants and also gets involved in their war with other countries.
The book is hard-core science fiction and makes a perfect movie script. Though it is science fiction, it will appeal to all types of readers due to the author's narration and descriptions which make the story very visual and alive. The book is exciting from beginning to end and will keep readers glued. John Kriel trying to survive in the new planet as he is cut off from Earth is interesting. The book is descriptive and all the characters that support the protagonist are well sketched. It's quite interesting to read about another planet having human inhabitants, and thinking and behaving like humans. The author's writing style is simple and fluid, which gives the story a good pace and movement.