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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00W1X95S2
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- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #330,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
It is actually a well written novel and overall I thought it was ok. I think due to it being of a dystopia genre, which isn't my usual type of read, I probably didn't enjoy it as much as fans of this genre.
The author’s descriptive style of writing enables you to clearly envisage the scenes and I found that I was completely immersed in the world she has created. Almost to the point where I felt like I was watching a movie or right there with them. The characters are all beautifully written and have great depth and integrity to them. You can really empathise and relate to them as well as feel their pain and anguish. I found myself really rooting for Em and Gabe. Luke is wonderfully written, his ability to manipulate people is actually quite scary and you really get a sense of how dangerous he could prove to be.
At the heart of the plot is a beautifully handled and touching romance between the three main characters. It is far from fairy-tale, but is more believable because of it.
Somehow the story manages to contain a classic romance, deep theoretical physical principles and socio-political observations without seeming overwhelming or heavy going. It is so cleverly written that is really causes you to question the judgements you have made on all the characters as the story progresses – usually at the same time Em is doubting hers.Read more ›
There are only a few main characters but they are so well written and formed that I found myself really feeling for them and when I wasn't able to be reading I was wondering what was happening to them. It's one of those books where I found myself asking the character why they had done something rather than wondering why the author had written it in a particular way.
I'm not going to go into too much detail about the plot as I don't want to spoil it but it has twists and turns galore and I particularly liked the little twist at the end.
I love it when I find a new author that I like, the only problem with H.M. Lynn is that she is a new author and this is her first book, so I ask myself, how long must I wait until the sequel?!
I can thoroughly recommend a read of this book
There are so many dystopian novels out there these days, that it’s fair to say this genre is becoming a little clichéd, with similar characters and plotlines, all competing for the same readership. Most of these dystopian novels, however, tend to be Young Adult titles, and therefore have to abide to certain conventions while also being subject to certain restrictions. Fortunately, ‘Amendments’, H.M. Lynn’s first novel, is intended for the adult market, and as such, it’s a much needed variation on the theme of dystopia: grittier, subtler, steeped in realism. Perhaps it’s partly the British setting (think urban ‘Dr Who’ rather than twee ‘Harry Potter’) that, to a UK reader, anchors this novel in reality, but partly it’s the fact that the author holds back on detail when it comes to the universe the characters inhabit; as such, it’s easy to forget that we’re reading a dystopian novel at all.
The lack of clear exposition does, at times, make it hard to follow the plot; the reader is asked to pay attention and draw his/her own conclusions; without a doubt, ‘Amendments’ is a challenging read. But challenging doesn’t mean difficult, and although the first third of the novel takes a little while to get going, the pace picks up considerably in subsequent chapters, and by the time I was halfway through the book I couldn’t put it down.
As well as a page-turning plot, ‘Amendments’ showcases the author’s undeniable talent with words; her writing style is often lyrical but not flowery.Read more ›
As I've said above, the plot is beautifully handled. Possibly those with a higher sci-fi IQ could find holes to pick at; I don't tend to over-analyse, especially when I'm enjoying a first read through. The characters are engaging, the dialogue fluent and believable and the setting sketched in with just the right amount of detail for immersion. It's very filmic in tone (think Looper and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and Lynn manages to avoid info-dumping whilst dripping in enough to keep us afloat but still guessing: exactly the right balance. I started off just meaning to read for five minutes whilst I ate my lunch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book. High concept. Compelling. Character arcs. The whole shebang. The epilogue tied it up so aptly, but the greater questions about how and why you can 'amend' remain... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lauren
I really enjoyed this book. A bit different from the normal chick lit I read. I got quite emotionally attached to the characters and found it a compelling tale.Published 20 months ago by bwg
A very cleverly constructed novel; particularly impressive as this is the first novel from this new author. It kept me gripped throughout and the end, when it came, was a surprise. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Musiclover
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Was lucky enough to buy for the introductory price of 99p, otherwise I might not have read it. Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2015 by Constant Reader
I was asked by the author to review this book after recieiving a free copy.
I really liked the idea of this book - having tow opportunities to change something in your... Read more
It came highly recommended so I looked forward to reading it. Sadly I couldn't get into it and couldn't read it. I liked the premise but not the way it was written. Read morePublished on 29 May 2015 by Miss Moneypenny
The book was very enjoyable. Especially at about 30 per cent in. It was an easy read but got me thinking.Published on 24 May 2015 by Miss L M Douse
I received a free copy of this book by the author. This in no way influences my opinion of the book or my review. Read morePublished on 22 May 2015 by A. Heaney