Andrew D Wright

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,186 - Total Helpful Votes: 250 of 291
The Humans by Matt Haig
The Humans by Matt Haig
This is such a lovely book. Beautiful. Elegiac. Philosophical. And about as honest appraisal of the ridiculous lives us humans lead as you'll ever find in fiction. You need to read it, right now.

Actually, it's a hug of a book, a story that will resonate with everyone, a story of what it is to be human by someone who is dispassionate enough to really know. Starman meets the Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time x The Man Who Fell to Earth.

When Professor Andrew Martin solves an enormously complex algorithm that unlocks the secret of prime numbers, solving the Riemann equation that has been unresolved for years, he just has to die. And our nameless alien… Read more
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Warning: Unusually for one of my reviews - contains spoilers. If you want to read this novel and don't want to know what happens then don't;

(1) - Read my review
(2) - Read any of the publicity about the award of the Carnegie Medal to this book
(3) - Read the book's blurb or title!!

“You were so busy thinking about whether you could do it, you forget to ask yourself whether you should!”

Dr Ian Malcolm, Jeff Goldblum’s character in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movie.

Brooks is a great writer. But…

There’s been a lot written about this book. A Carnegie medal winner garnering as much acclaim as moral outrage. Both are… Read more
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Echo Boy starts, actually, with a girl.

Audrey is part of a long line of excellent YA protagonists, she is sassy, opinionated and at the centre of a tragedy from the get-go. Audrey lives in the far future, several hundred years hence, when the screwed up atmosphere has turned northern England into a bog and where houses are built on stilts. Audrey is the niece of the world-famous Alex Castle, owner and entrepreneur of the global Castle Industries, supplier of all things technological, including robots and androids proto-humans called Echoes. Audrey’s father opposes much of his brother’s work. He writes vitriolic anti-tech opinion pieces decrying the ever increasing… Read more

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