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Plastic Jesus by Wayne Simmons
Plastic Jesus by Wayne Simmons
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Belfast born, and now Cardiff incomer, Wayne Simmons is an author best known for his string of excellent zombie novels: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Flu, Fever, and Doll Parts, which have been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America.

With Plastic Jesus he has turned his hand to a near future, dystopian science fiction treat of a thriller which brings us the twisted love child of Blade Runner, Lawnmower Man and Judge Dredd. This novel could easily have been a gritty and dirty crime novel, with a seedy underbelly of a broken city cleverly shown within each and every page. From crime lords to junkies, to corrupt police and corrupting big business, this novel… Read more
The Point by Gerard  Brennan
The Point by Gerard Brennan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced pulp, 30 Nov 2011
Gerard Brennan's 'The Point' may be compact and bijou but, to be honest, that is the only 'negative' (and it isn't really even that) that I have with it - as a novella ... even a longish one ... it left me wanting more!

The characters were all interesting and different, very easy to distinguish from each other with their own little ticks. The self-acknowledged charmer Paul's dialogue never clashed/mashed with the sardonic Rachel; the pace started off fast and never let up but, at the same time, never felt rushed; the plot was relatively simple but that simply let Gerard tell a great yarn, with his characters, without having to resort to any literary (or genre) tricks… Read more

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