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NeoAddix [Paperback]

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

16 Jan 1997
Alex Gibson is an evidence chaser on the run in London. One of his eyes is a Zeiss eyecam containing enough data to blow open a messy murder trial. Unfortunately for him, two other people want this evidence. The only person who can help Alex is Johnnie T, the leader of the neoAddix.

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  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (16 Jan 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340674725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340674727
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.2 x 5.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 838,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jon Courtenay Grimwood was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels he writes for magazines and newspapers. He has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award twice and the BSFA Award for Best Novel seven times, winning twice. He lives in Winchester with his wife, novelist and editor-in-chief of RED magazine, Sam Baker.

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first book in the neoAddix/Lucifer's Dragon/reMix series
Girl discovers her grandfather's a serial killer, English journalist becomes a god by accident, psychotic computer discovers humans are disposable and Society realises magic isn't dead... Violent, vicious, ironic, a revenge tragedy for the early 22nd century.

About the Author

Born in Malta and brought up in Britain, the Far East and Scandinavia, Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a successful journalist who used to work in book publishing. He writes for a number of newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Focus and SFX.

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, entertaining and fun. Don't miss it. 11 April 2000
I can't believe that no-one's reviewed this yet!
Jon Courtenay Grimwood has written a wee cracker of a book that just serves to illustrate that UK SF is not hidebound by the straightjacket of past success.
Characters that live a life that's within an up to the minute, fast paced technothriller and who grab you by the balls and wont let go.
If I have any reservations... the writing is maybe not as polished as some of his counterparts. This is a first novel though. Buy it and the subsequent books if you like your fiction to be entertaining and fun.
Who does he compare too? Well, I'd suggest Gibson, Sterling and Stephenson, but closer to Stephenson's crackin' Snow Crash than the others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 8 Dec 2012
By Roland
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fantastic and mental, a great book. I thought I had read all of his but I found another! Well worth it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The book on which the author learnt his trade 11 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the introduction to this edition of the book the author admits that this is the book on which he learnt his craft and it shows. I have read several other books by the same author and all are far more polished than this, thats not to say it doesn't have it's moments but overall it's a confusing William Gibson knock-off. Despite some very clever ideas the book borrows far to much from the likes of Count Zero etc. We share so many characters point of view it's difficult to remember who is who, we ride along with one character for 40 or so pages then are dumped off to another character for a chapter then back to a previous character but in a different time period. All very confusing which is a shame as it is in places very entertaining if a little over violent, I lost count of how many times a character "voided their bowels" or a variation of it. The conclusion is also very confusing and way to much like the end of Neuromancer for my liking.

Be warned if you go for the Kindle edition it has a number of irritating typos although I was willing to over look this as the author seems to have made the effort to get this book published in the format so fans of his later work can go back to where he started and as the book is only priced at 1.49 I can forgive it a few typos.

Overall although I like the writing style I cant recommend this book I nearly gave up on it halfway through and dont feel like I would have missed anything if I had. This author has far better work than this available.
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