Top critical review
on 22 April 2015
The book is not involving at all. It's an OK tale, but I don't identify with any of the characters - they don't really come to life.
They keep wittering on about 'radiation', but that was established at the beginning of the book - why do they keep discovering it every five minutes.
The author claims to have brought the tale up to date, but I'm afraid the odd reference to Afghanistan and mobile phones just doesn't do it. It's written as an old tale.
A couple of examples:
- doctors haven't worn white coats for many years - it's all 'pyjamas'
- radiographers don't stay in the same room as patients when treating them
Basically, I feel the story is weak and the writing lazy.