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Necropolis Rising by Dave Jeffery
Necropolis Rising by Dave Jeffery
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I think the first thing to say is that, for me, this novel had real potential. As a few other reviewers have mentioned, this is an interesting twist in the Zombie genre.

The basic premise of experimental science gone wrong, infection and then containment is a popular idea, but then having a group wanting in to the exclusion zone adds something extra. Certainly the author has a talent for good plot ideas, storylines and twists. Especially prevalent in the way two of the main storyline strands came together near the end. The pace of the novel felt about right, and most of the action scenes were very well written.

There were a few things that didn't quite sit well for me… Read more
3 [Thrillers] (British Crime, Thrillers and Myster&hellip by Chris Barraclough
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 times the fun, 17 April 2013
This is an excellent small collection of novellas from a talented author. I don't read that many shorter books, but as I have enjoyed his other work, I thought I'd pick this up.

All three stories have a very interesting idea at the core, and this is a positive and a negative for me.
At the end of each I actually felt let down by the shortness, in particular, Fulfilment. Without spoiling too much, the premise reminded me slightly of a dodgy Euan Macgregor film; The Island. Film was dodgy, but basic idea could have been excellent. Future cloning for body parts etc etc. In this book, the idea is similar and is also very well executed, but for my liking just too damn short. If… Read more
Crack (Twin Towers Estate British Crime Thrillers &hellip by Chris Barraclough
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Written before the riots earlier in the year it turned out to be quite prophetic considering what happened. You follow the story of an individual policeman and how a tragic accident kicks off full scale rioting, and how/if he can escape the situation he finds himself in. The language and style is perfectly suited to the story. The dialogue is excellent and you easily find yourself rooting for the main character.
The important aspect of a Novella is to immerse the reader straight into the action, and the first thing that strikes you is the immediacy of the writing.
You are plunged straight into the action and it doesn't let up for the entire book. It is interspersed with newspaper… Read more