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The Curve of the Earth (Samuil Petrovitch Novels Book 4)
The Curve of the Earth (Samuil Petrovitch Novels Book 4)
Price: £6.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same (In this case, a GOOD thing), 22 Mar. 2013
Action? Check.
Stomach muscle (and bladder) threatening humour? Check.
Samuil Petrovitch doing what he does best? Check.

The Curve of the Earth is a welcome return to the world that Simon Morden introduced slightly less than two years ago with Equations of Life. You will find all of the good things from the original trilogy together with a look beyond the Metrozone into reconstructionist America.

The writing is well up to Morden's usual standard, pulling the reader along at a pace so frenetic you dare not put the book down for fear it will carry on without you.

I could praise this book for hours but am well aware that most readers of reviews won't get much further down the page than this ;-)

Suffice to say that this is a heartily recommended read. I hope that Morden has many more tales to tell of this foul mouthed Russian genius who must surely be one of the best characters in modern science fiction.

I for one cannot wait...

Déjà Vu (The Saskia Brandt Series Book One)
Déjà Vu (The Saskia Brandt Series Book One)

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected, but very welcome, pleasure, 31 Mar. 2011
I purchased this for 70p with no great expectation. "A cheap, ordinary read for the journey into London," I thought. How wrong I was.

Déjà Vu is a slick, gripping and brilliantly written piece of science-fiction that deserves much wider attention than it has had so far. The main characters are strong, believable and likeable and the plot unfolds at breakneck speed towards a thrilling conclusion.

In all honesty, this would be a good value read even at full price. At 70p it is an absolute steal and I can't help but feel that, given the novel was written in 2005, Ian Hocking has missed the opportunity to keep people interested in his work, especially the continuing adventures of Saskia Brandt, by getting the next book in the series to market more quickly than appears to be the case.

This very minor niggle aside, congratulations must go to the undoubtedly talented author for a fantastic debut novel. Now all I have to do is wait impatiently for his next.

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