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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841498254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841498256
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 12.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 624,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Poulter on 4 Jun 2012
Format: Paperback
I must admit I was not expecting much from this novel. It forms a loose series with "This is not a game" and "Deep state". "This is not a game" was an excellent examination of how gamers, gaming and reality interact through the device of a game turning into reality. The second novel, 'Deep state', to me was much less convincing in its depiction of gaming being used to manipulate politics.

This novel took me by surprise. The title meant nothing to me and I expected an explanation for it to crop up. The teaser opening, given as a film script, had the lead character, Shaun Makin, a washed-out ex-child star actor who, because of his condition, pedomorphosis, has a huge baby-like head and freakishly long arms and legs, leaving a scene covered in blood as he exits with his bodyguard.

We learn a lot about Sean as Sean loves to reveal his thoughts. He is out of work and nearly broke. His parents left years ago, taking (and blowing) all the money he made. His nickname is Luggage Boy" from his signature sitcom catchphrase, thus his acerbic blog is called "Heavy Luggage" and he updates it regularly, being heavily into self-promotion.

His only 'work' is as a contestant in "Celebrity Pitfighter", a tacky reality-TV show, in which he tries to fix bouts. His chief guilty secret (we learn of others) is that he accidentally killed in a car accident director Joey da Nova's wife Timmi.

Sean gets a call from his clueless agent Cleve, about a science-fiction film called 'Escape to Earth" in which he would play the part of Roheen, an alien good guy stranded on Earth and trying to get home but who helps out deserving underdogs along the way.
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By robotron on 31 May 2014
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Excellent writing, liked the bleakly humorous POV of the protagonist. The novel is funny and thought-provoking, and I couldn't put it down.
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There is more humour in this third outing for Dagmar Shaw. I enjoyed the book much more than than number 2 in the series.
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