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Convinces as both a thriller and political/religious commentary - 5 stars, 2 Mar. 2011
A Very English Revolution convinces as both a thriller and political/religious commentary in a way the Da Vinci code never quite managed successfully.
On the thriller front the author keeps the reader guessing using cleverly integrated red herrings that are both fleeting and apparently insignificant in order to repeatedly throw the reader off the scent. Politically the author's obvious knowledge of each of the areas in which the book is set ensures that the political and religious debate reflects that which takes place in such areas and not in the minds of the metropolitan elite. This brave agenda seems designed to challenge readers of both left and right wing persuasions to question both the validity of their convictions and the effect these can have on others.
This is an honest and brave first outing from SG Norris and I look forward to his next effort.