I'd spoke to the man him self a few times in a group we were both he told me about the book he had wrote so I decided to give it a go was not disappointed kept my attention the whole way through "thank you Dawkins"
Thoroughly good read, enjoyably clever and although very involved quite easy to read and get into. Lots of delightfully funny bits, I laughed out loud quite a few times! If you like Terry Pratchett you should enjoy this, hope to see more from this Author.
A riotous rollick across a colourful dystopian backdrop, this book is great fun. Insightful and thought provoking themes run throughout the book, chased along by wit and satire on each page. I found myself still chortling at jokes several days later. It’s laugh out loud clever stuff. Enjoyable and entertaining to read, you won’t want to put it down. In fact this book is better than a bacon sandwich, so go buy it.
Spectacular. Impressed that Mr. Cattell has figured out the actual meaning of life, which is indeed included in coherent form in a single eight line paragraph within these pages. This book can be (insufficiently) characterized as gazing deeply into a certain famous piece of fairy-cake. Surprisingly the writer's mind was not destroyed by apparantly having the Universe emptied into it all in one go; instead, this book was woven from the experience.
The influence of the likes of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams is clear in this first novel by Ian Cattell. The use of words (and numbers) is clever, the jokes are actually funny and the characters and plot development keep the reader engaged from start to finish - although you'll have to follow the plot carefully to actually locate the start and finish, as this story has more twists and turns than a cheap sat-nav. If you like clever, funny, classic 'hard' SF then this is definitely worth a read - in fact I found it worth a second read straight away, and the last book that had that effect upon me was written by one Terry Pratchett. Highly recommended, and I'm looking forward to more from this author.
The Long Lost Future gives a long hard look at the world of technology we have come to know and love. Or rather think we know and love. Or rather think we know and are dependent on. Now imagine that several hundred years from present day, throw in yet more bureaucracy, conspiracy theory, corruption and time travel. Oh and jokes, plenty of those reminiscent of Mssrs Adams & Pratchett. And aliens, mutants and a big black bird with a big dark attitude. Ripe for a sequel, this book will take you on a journey much like Randall James, the unwitting but eventually willing protagonist, is taken on. Make sure you don't mind laughing out loud on your commute or missing your stop as the last few chapters insist you read just one more page...
I really enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down. If this is the future and you better believe its the way we are going, God help us all. made me laugh out loud at times and was so descriptive you could easily picture the scenes all the way through. A good read
Full of intricate plots, intrigue and suspense, great characters, especially the manimals and some really mind blowing astronomical facts. Great imagination from the author, a natural story teller. Science fiction, suspense humour and a touch of romance. A great read and highly recommend. Looking forward to the film and follow up book.
I've had to talk myself into savouring The Long Lost Future, nibbling upon it chapter by chapter instead of gorging straight through page after page-turning page. The book hooked me within the initial intriguing chapters, then a combination of fast-paced story development and characters I cared about seduced me into staying up late to read more. The heady mix of deeply intellectual concepts which made my brain frown, and a serpent of a storyline that kept me eager for its next twist, is delivered through pockets of direct-to-reader dialogue, nods to popular science fiction old and new and the familiarity of an old mate taking you for an awesome ride. Well written, balancing comedy with geek with nerd with adventure perfectly.