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London 2012 : What If ? ( A Romantic Thriller ): (Omnibus Edition containing Book One and Book Two) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Please stop splitting books up in this way. If they are worth buying then they are worth buying.
This was the first book I have read by Ian Irvine and have since downloaded "The Orlando File", which I am also enjoying, then I will get "Crown of Thorns" are there more? I certainly hope so.
If you read these reviews, Mr Irvine, please carry on doing what you're doing!
I like Ian Irvine books and have a number of them. This one interested me as I worked for many years at London Underground. The book surprised me as it was very different to my expectation (perhaps I should have read to other reviews before I started), and it took me quite a while to get into it. But, once I did, I found it an excellent read and I couldn’t put it down.
In common with other Ian Irvine books, the Amazon Kindle price is good value when compared with the paperback version. It is also a single book split for reasons unknown into 2 volumes. That is strange as both need to be read to get the full benefit – indeed, the 2nd book just carries straight on where book 1 ended with no preamble. Even the chapter numbers just go straight on. So, buy the Kindle omnibus edition rather than 2 separate books!
As I said above, this ‘romantic thriller’ is a very good read which, in the end, I thoroughly enjoyed. The plot is excellent and centres round the life of James Quinn. His dreams are answered and he finds himself in an alternative reality where he has a great job, a beautiful wife and a fantastic house. I particularly like that the Prime Minister is a certain Mr Miliband and the UK is in the Euro! That’s a nice touch and rather amusing.
However, James like most of us, is never happy and dreams of his old life, his children and, in particular his wife. Can he find her in this new reality? What will he do if he does? I did find his character a tad frustrating at times (and desperately wanted to throttle him)! But overall, a good book and well worth the time to read it – or both books rather! Anyone who commutes every day, will find this a brilliant read. The only reason I have given the book 4 stars, is the annoying decision to split the whole story into 2 volumes.
Otherwise, a very interesting and "believable" tale due to the hero's confusion and identity crisis - if we are defined by our partner, job, home, looks, kids - then what would happen if all of that changed instantly, but just a bit - to a better job, better partner, better home, better body - would you be happy? Discuss.
Also really liked the alternate reality where Ian Rankin is an unknown, Prime Minister Miliband is in charge and Britain is in the euro - interesting!!
Wish the point of divergence had been pinpointed, that was never identified. So a fun read, especially for the millions of London commuters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has to be one of the worst books I wasted my time reading. Having read all the previous books by Ian C P Irvine and enjoyed them I can't believe this was so bad. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Andy McArthur
I really enjoyed this book. For a new author Ian has a really well developed writing style (and well edited book...no mistakes noticed by this typo nerd). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debra
This story can only be described as totally different from what I was expecting. It took me a few chapters to get really into liking it but the more I read the more interested I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jan G
A very interesting and fast paced thriller, with believable characters. C.P. Irvine is a very talented writer who manages to weave a fast paced story into scientific fact and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Fan
The last time I was gripped by a book like this was several years ago when I first read Legend by David Gemmell. Fast paced and well written.Published 2 months ago by David J Day
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