Brilliantly written, deserves more attention,
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This review is from: Feng Shui Assassin (Kindle Edition)
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had thought (and still think) it was independently published-the backliner and cover certainly suggest it is, although it's unclear from the title page-but the writing is as good as any put out by the major publishing companies, and the premise is fun, original and perfectly realised. It really should have been picked up and properly promoted because it is an excellently constructed book, gripping, energetic, entertaining and with exactly the right combination of darkness and humour, and deserves the widest possible audience. Despite not being a believer in Feng Shui I was drawn in completely, only pausing in credulity when the origami assassin put in a startling appearance, before accepting it as the tongue-in-cheek reality check that it was and marching merrily into the new twist.
There were some minor editing errors (at one stage Harvey was "pouring over" a document, and the word "midrift" put in two appearances) which might have been avoided in the hands of a traditional publisher with a full editing team. I also found the ending to be a little abrupt and unsatisfying. But when I finally put down the book I found myself wondering which major publishing house was going to pick up on Adrian Hall first, and whether he had any more ideas as offbeat and appealing as the Feng Shui assassin concept with which to tempt them. Definitely one to watch.