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This review is from: Death's Head: (Death's Head Book 1) (Paperback)
There is a certain sub-genre of military sci-fi book from the Weber style stable, involving massive armadas, intricate strategies & the fate of galaxy. This is not one of them. From the start it's guns and gory all the way. The anti-hero Sven, graduates from desert wastes to the jaded human capital city and manages to notch up an impressive trail of violence & mayhem. The talking gun with an attitude that he acquires fairly reminiscent of some of Mr. Pratchett's more fantastic creations.
It is refreshing that the author weaves such a fine line between over the top action and out-and-out parody, though towards the end I was wondering when it will be converted in a Doom type video game. Whilst the science is minimalist, the fiction is enjoyable.