Customer Review

3.0 out of 5 stars Compelling but lacks direction, 1 Mar 2011
This review is from: Grey (Kindle Edition)
Grey paints a picture of a psychedelic cyberpunk future, complete with corrupt corporations, ultra-violence, nihilistic fashions and post-modern techno music. While the world is painted in glowing neon-colours and the descriptions move by at 100mph, the plot feels rather directionless and drab by comparison. Michael, the main character is too spoilt and naive to be truly sympathetic and doesn't really do anything for the entire novel except react (badly) to events.

The novel feels like a satire on the excesses of modern life, but never really picks a true target, opting instead to try and deliver a thrilling roller-coaster ride through this future world. It misses more than it hits but interests enough that I will be watching to see what this author can deliver with his next novel.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
5 star:    (0)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Out of stock
Add to wishlist
Reviewer

MKL Yoong
(REAL NAME)   

Location: London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 224,026