Somewhere around chapter five in reading The Sixth Day, the theme song to Mighty Mouse started playing in my head. For the rest of the book, it would not stop. Nicholas enters and there goes “Here I come to save the day.” Mike enters and the same thing. Nicholas calls Adam and oops there it goes again.
While the plot was news-worthy and timely, the execution was fairly unrealistic and almost cartoonish. Maybe that’s why Mighty Mouse kept appearing. Drones seem to be the latest fad, so they were incorporated in the book. That was the most interesting part of the entire novel. Oh and throw in Dracula for good measure.
There were plenty of characters to try and keep up with, but none were really developed to the point that made them matter. Sure, the good guys were good, but they weren’t necessarily likable to the point that I was really rooting for them. The bad guys were bad, but much of what they did made some sense, so they weren’t really dislikable.
All in all, The Sixth Day was entertaining to read. It’s escapist fiction. After reading it, I also realized it was a waste of enjoyable reading time.
I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and Gallery Books in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
ISBN: 1501138170 (ISBN13: 9781501138171)
PUBLISHER: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/10/18