6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The undertones of Tolstoy with the humour of Victoria Wood,
By A Customer
This review is from: Invaders Plan (Mission Earth) (Mass Market Paperback)
A startling view into true entertainment. If you get bored the only possible reason could be the unbelievable actions of the villain! Soltan Gris is an anomaly of such proportions that even in fiction such an individual of merciless ignorance could not exist. I wonder if L Ron Hubbard extracted this character out of the depths of the most insane part of mind of the most insane man from the darkest, most retching hovel of an asylum, in the far, blackest regions of the universe.
May he not exist in realty as there would no longer be hope for mankind!
Apart from 'that' character I found the book highly engaging, allowing the reader breadth of imagination without allowing one to stray too far.
The hero was very believable and somewhat admirable. I cannot say that there has been, in actuality, or fiction, a more adorable figure of excellence. Quite the superb being, if I may. I think a model for us all, especially in the fact of being so fit in his later years.
All in all a gripper and after removing the slightly unbelievable actions of the dreaded Gris one can settle into this and just enjoy the bright brilliance of the hero and his second half without ever wanting to place this one back on the shelf with the likes of Biggles in Spain