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This seems well-written and is a episodic sort of format with brief emails and commentaries.
This may be intended to reflect the title-little small-print bits that dominate life and control it. Quite cunning, but I think it might suit a rom-com better than a tragedy.
It sounds so genuine that the writer seems to have had closer encounters with physical and mental trauma than one would wish for.
There is a story of discovery that his life, work and marriage were crap before a major accident and that, now he has a fresh amnesic eye to see, they are not any better now.
Then a sort of possible revenge ending, where I think he is mistaken about non-smallprint law in UK… Read more
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(Full disclosure: one of the interviewees was a relative and I have visited Shetland many times)
Shetland was a very hard place to live before the blessed arrival of the twentieth century and some oil money: no natural resources; no trees; poor soil; hardly any sunshine etc. Electricity only arrived in the 1950s.
Many of the people emigrated or joined the Merchant Navy and armed forces (Shetland had the highest proportion of deaths in WW1 of any county).
This book shows what it was like from the inside. On a factual base there is a sort of "way in" via the wordplay of riddles they used to ask each other. Riddles and illustrations allow a succession of serious… Read more
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Agree with GlenCC-this is fun with aliens, planet invasion, spaceship battles and so on. Death and disaster (mostly) narrowly averted by cunning guts and luck.
And great at what it does-never a dull moment.
Having discovered an advanced alien ship on Earth and averted an invasion in the last book, there is now more trouble further out in the rest of the galaxy, with more aliens, higher technology and more tension.
Ending on the best cliffhanger I remember reading! I must have the sequel-Author, please write it!