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The House on Hydrogen Hill

The House on Hydrogen Hill [Kindle Edition]

Peter Truckel
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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A simple delivery job for brothers Louis and Nathan Apostle, leads them into a bizarre adventure. After collecting an unusual piece of stolen scientific equipment from a derelict warehouse in Detroit the brothers are told to deliver it to the town of Planck's Island. The town isn't on any maps, and can only be found by following a set of strange, handwritten instructions, which predict their every move and seem to reveal a comprehensive knowledge of future events. After surviving an arson attack by a pair of over zealous Mossad agents the Apostle brothers team up with a giantess called Little Inge and her friend - the ghost of Robert Oppenheimer. Pursued by various intelligence agencies and a psychopathic dwarf called Erwin, they travel to Planck's Island - and The House on Hydrogen Hill.....

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475162979
  • Publisher: Peter Truckel; 1 edition (5 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZMBPC6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter is a Commercials Director by trade, specialising in visual effects - in the last 25 years he's made more than 300 commercials and has filmed all over the world, examples of his work can be seen on his YouTube channel:
He still directs but he now works full time as the Director of the VFX Hub at Bournemouth University in the UK, which means that difficult second book is taking longer than it should.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rollercoaster of Madness 30 Aug 2012
By Paul T
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As other reviewers here I've read quite a bit of science fiction and fantasy, as well as authors like Douglas Adams, Robert Rankin and others of that ilk. Always looking for something new I picked this from the free books for my Kindle, and I now see it's selling at £1.95 at the time of writing this.

For free there was nothing to lose but even having said that I've had some really bad free books for the Kindle so wasn't expecting much. I was very much mistaken. This is one the best books I've read in a long while. It's well written with a complex plot and good characters. It's a fairly long book, which I like, and moves at a good pace with planty going on to keep you interested. Plenty of science (which doesn't bog the plot down if you can't follow it), humour, satire; it's got the lot. Mad as a box of frogs much of the time and something you might expect Mel Brooks to have filmed (Springtime for Hitler?) with amazon female wrestlers, mad Nazi Scientists, armed cows and a clone army. Got to be worth a go I'd say. Much of the Dirk Gently 'fundamental interconnectedness of everything' about it too, so you need to keep your wits about you to follow all of the little details and get the most from the story.

I believe this is the author's first novel, and I look forward to his next effort.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous 28 Oct 2011
This is a fabulously written,funny and endlessly entertaining first novel from Peter Truckel.
The characters are so well crafted and whilst the science sometimes left me realising why my physics "O" level was such a challenge for me, the book is a joy from start to finish. Think Ian Banks meets Mark Helprin,(Winter's Tale) meets John Kennedy O'Toole (Confederacy of Dunces) and you will get some idea of the writing style.
This would make a fab Christmas present so do buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 14 Feb 2013
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This was a cheap choice that turned out to be a cracking read.

As well as a (bit far fetched) thriller it had sci fi and most importantly humour.

Will not be to everyone's liking but I enjoyed it immensely, more of the brothers I think.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weirdly wonderful. 12 April 2013
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This is without doubt a strange story, totally different from anything I have read before. Like other reviewers I'm a Douglas Adams/Terry Pratchett fan so I would say if you like them and like just a bit of sci-fi you'll like this, even though it is nothing like them. It's well written too, and memorable. I read it months ago, just never got round to writing a review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The House on Hydrogen Hill 8 Sep 2013
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Wonderful book. Started off strangely, went to weird, did a sidestep into bizarre, then made a quantum leap into surreal. One of the funniest and original books I have read for ages! Made me laugh out loud. Although I do take umbrage at his inclusion of the Welsh as one of the races to be annihilated! Hugely recommend this book as an antidote to some of the more cliched and banal books on offer today
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird but enjoyable 17 Jan 2013
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Nice book if slightly mental. Well written and it's original so I would happily recommend this to just about anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird but very enjoyable 16 Sep 2012
By Xrayer
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Starts off pretty conventional then gets weirder and weirder. Funny, far fetched, but it works for me.
Nazis, ghosts, clones, CIA, FBI, gangsters, giantesses, exploding cows, ballistic scarecrows! and a malicious dwarf, whats not to enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good holiday read 22 Jan 2014
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Great story well put together for fantasy fans , liked the way it flowed and ke pt me wanting more to the last page.
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