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Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (4 of 6)
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Dark Moon by David Gemmell
Dark Moon by David Gemmell
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly fantastic book, 24 July 2006
I wanted to review this book because I enjoyed it so much when I read it a few years ago, but it seems a few reviewers got here first, and have said most of what needs to be said about this book. It is, as many of the reviewers have also said, my favourite of all the Gemmell books I have read so far. The book is very compact, and brimming with believable, complex characters and stories. The characters are all flawed individuals, but their personal flaws give them the ability to deal with an extreme menace.
A History Maker by Alasdair Gray
A History Maker by Alasdair Gray
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I think the synopsis and the previous review have said most of what needs to be said. I shall just add my vote for this book. A humorous and creative sci fi yarn about the future. Very unusual, but a quality read, which was refreshing, and opens new horizons for literature and raises many issues about violence, sex, work, the roles of women and men, the role of the media, sporting/military psychology, sexual freedom and historical interpretation. Telling historical judgements are made. An intelligent author who seems to be able to rise above conventionality.
A Million Open Doors by John Barnes
A Million Open Doors by John Barnes
Humanity has spread across the stars. Different societies are suddenly being reunited by the 'springer', instantaneous transport. Giraut, from the troubadour/bohemian-like New Occitan is given to art, duels, and passionate love affairs. Discovering his lover is unfaithful he impulsively exiles himself to Caledony, on planet Nansen. Caledony glorifies reason, hard work and conformity. As Caledony struggles under the shock of change Giraut must find new values, strength and heroism.

Superb, although I suppose the author could have fleshed it out even more and made it even better. I like the way Giraut seems sensible at first, then is gradually revealed to have been a rather… Read more