- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 234 KB
- Print Length: 66 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (25 Sept. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009II3ADE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #484,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hacked to Death Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Would have liked things to be filled out a bit more in some places, but otherwise Hacked To Death is good commuter reading.
I read James Robinson's articles for the Guardian and Observer and they were always well researched and written (but presumably, with hindsight, with the help of sub editors).
That was why I downloaded this - and also why I'm so disappointed.
Aside from the one-dimensional characters straight out of Hot Metal and Minder, the plot is beyond ridiculous.
I read the whole thing in just over an hour, and it's an hour I feel Robinson now owes me back.
One or two points to make: In the author's note at the start, Robinson says the events described in the book says none of the characters are real - less said about that the better - but "the world they inhabit does exist". Pffft.
Then: "It is a world that is on the brink of extinction, thanks partly to the Guardian...." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The hubris! Corruption and collusion has been ever thus, and always will be, but thanks to the bloody Guardian, there will just be less reporting on it in the future! (Full disclosure - I'm a tabloid hack)
Also, he has a philandering footballer character called "Ashton Collins" whose name turns into "Ashley" at one point. Hmmm? And other names get mixed up along the way. Quite clearly hasn't had an editor anywhere near it.
And how's this for a metaphor: "Like a gambler checking the numbers on a winning lottery ticket a part of him was still braced for disappointment."
All that said and done, I'd encourage everyone to read it. I haven't had a laugh like that for ages!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was looking forward to this book from the hype at the beginning from the author. It was disappointing. Read morePublished on 22 April 2013 by RichardWales
I felt ths book was a very simple read and in fact quite predictable but for free like I said it was ok.Published on 14 Mar. 2013 by Tommy Widd
Enjoyed from start to finish. hope there's more from this author have to keep my eyes open see you soonPublished on 6 Jan. 2013 by Neil Parsons
I like all Peter Robinson books because they are set in an area of North Yorkshire I am acquainted with and at the same time holds you in the suspense.Published on 11 Dec. 2012 by marg
Bit shocked by some of the graphic scenes in this story (it really Is a story, not a book). The characters develop nicely after the first few pages, and the storyline turns into an... Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2012 by C. Hawkins
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