All in all a good read, but too busy in spots and much of the alien character development is lost in the final confusion.
Started reading George R. Stewart's Earth Abides, which is the upcoming Potlatch book of interest. I remember reading it in high school, probably because there was a choice between it and that Rachel Carson blather which my big sister was in love with. I'm finding the book more stilted than I remember. I'll keep plugging away at it though. I probably will not make it to Potlatch this year, I have a previous commitment to help out on crew for a community theater show that weekend.