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Affinity Trap: Book One of the Structure Series Paperback – 20 Sep 2005
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"...rousing stuff..." -- SFX
"Plenty of twists and turns before the shock ending...gripping action and an interesting take on the whole addiction culture." -- Dreamwatch
"Sex with aliens is always tricky, and not just for the obvious reasons... In the best British SF tradition." -- The Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Martin Sketchley was born in Staffordshire and has been writing all his life. Having worked in retail and then catalogue publishing, he is now a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children. THE AFFINITY TRAP is his first novel. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
(1) The main character, who is supposed to be so competent that he's chosen for a critical mission despite being deeply out of favour with the establishment, makes the wrong decision every single time he's presented with a choice. He is so utterly inept that he fails at nearly every turn despite the author's constant insistence that he's a hardened bad ass who knows how to get results.
(2) The 'plot' is a complete mess. Significant chunks are irrelevant, while others are so poorly constructed that they never convey the emotion they're trying to get across. Characters only act as the plot demands, never as how they should logically behave in their situation. It breaks all immersion when the protagonist gets himself in trouble yet again by rushing into a situation with no plan only to be bailed out because of a guard/solider/whoever being conveniently distracted by something much less important than the intruder standing in front of him.
The only reason I reached the end of this novel is that it was so staggeringly bad - as in "how could such a thing possibly be published" - that I wanted to be able to tell people just how woeful it is. You have been warned.
Main character Delgado is quite a deep chappy with a lovely sense of humour, and he's having to re-think his approach to life in The Affinity Trap. After becoming addicted Lycern's to alien pheremones, he finds he doesn't want to hand her over to Earth's military, which is a bit awkward since they sent him to rescue her in the first place. Trouble is, if she doesn't go to Earth and marry Commander Supreme Myson, war will break out between Lycern's planet and Earth, and millions will die.
Sketchley has a nice flowing style and a good eye for description. There's stealth attacks and shoot 'em outs, plot twists and sex scenes, all packed between the covers of Affinity Trap. Which means there's something for everyone. I'm certainly glad I took the chance on this new author.
My problem with the writing was that it seemed rushed and ill thought out. There seemed to be descriptive or dialogue text in their which seemed out of place and just pointless.
Maybe he's improved in the later books, but I don't think I'll be giving up any of my time to find out when there are a lot better sci fi authors out there.
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