Crash Deluxe: Parrish Plessis Book Three: A Parrish Plessis Novel Paperback – 2 Jun 2005
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A kick-ass girl surviving in an ultra-violent world run by the media... This is a character driven series that should gather a strong following in much the same way as Anita Blake (THE BOOKSELLER)
A compelling mix of MAD MAX and James Cameron's DARK ANGEL (THE AGE)
A fevered romp full of colourful characters (BSFA VECTOR)
Excellent crime noir (THE GUARDIAN)
The third adrenaline-rush Parrish Plessis adventure set in an ultra-violent future world controlled by the media.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
This story flowed faster than the previous two, went more heavily into typically science fiction areas and yet continued to show up the frailty of the human condition. In this case, we finally get a good glimpse at the civilisation of Vivacity and find that while it might be the more preferred way of living, the people of the Tert are the ones I'd prefer to live with, being more human and honest. My only quibble was the end: I like really clean cut endings, so found the ambiguity of this ending a little difficult to take, although knowing it was done on purpose makes it easier to swallow.
De Pierres has a great writing style: a fantastic mix of action, dialogue and description. She also creates great characters, people that are real, flawed, interesting, Parrish being the best of the bunch. Even characters that only appear for a few paragraphs or a chapter or two come across as being real, something that a lot of authors fail to do. Even though some quite heavy science comes into this book, De Pierres has a knack of explaining it without stopping the flow of the action.
So all in all, I have to say that if you've read the first two books, you won't be at all disappointed in this and you'll see Parrish as you've never seen her before. If you haven't read the first two books, then what are you waiting for? Get out there!
By this volume all of that was gone. The story was confusing and woolly, with no real characterisation. All of Plessis' drive and ethics had gone out of the window leaving just a shallow insipid mish-mash with an ending that was non existent. There was no conclusion, not even an intriguing question to give you the impression that there might be some sort of future for the characters. It ended instead like a damp squib. I was left with the feeling that the author had got fed up, got it to the publishers at the earliest possible point, and moved on to something more interesting (such as watching paint dry).
My only thought at the last page was "So?". This was quickly followed by "What a waste of time and money". This was a pity because if the standard had been maintained, or even developed, from the first volume this could have been a classic series.