The Man in Two Bodies Paperback – 6 Feb 2014
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"A thoroughly enjoyable read. Highly recommended." - Antonio Urias, Hidden Worlds ************************ "So the questions really are, if you had the opportunity to be in two places at the same time, what would you choose to do? Who would you be willing to trust with this epic secret? And best of all how far would you push the limits of your friendships? I admired this book for the twists in perspective as well as in the story, it is intriguing and I enjoyed the ending for reasons that will have to remain hidden until you read this yourself." - Michelle Herbert, Fantasy Book Review
About the Author
Stanley Salmons (www.stanleysalmons.com) was born in Clapton, East London. He is internationally known for his work in the fields of biomedical engineering and muscle physiology, published in over two hundred papers and nine books. Although still actively contributing to the real world of research, he maintains a parallel existence as a fiction writer, in which he can draw from his broad scientific experience. He has written over forty short stories, which have appeared in anthologies and been serialised in magazines. This is his third novel.
Top customer reviews
Since the opening is set at a funeral there is a good bet that something is going to go wrong at some point but it's an enjoyable ride finding out exactly what happens and how. The tone starts out quite light (almost a Bertie Wooster style delivery) but as the story unfolds the tone becomes darker.
At one point there's a reasonably heavy description of the science involved but, once it's over, it's not referred to again, so I didn't need to remember it in order to follow the story.
The shifting narrator perspectives add interest as well as shielding the motives and feelings of the other participants at key moments.
It's not a long book, but it's the ideal length to tell its story. My only real irritation was the frequent use of GPS indoors which isn't possible as far as I know. The book is nicely laid out as a Kindle book, and well edited without the distracting grammatical and spelling issues found in so many Kindle books.
** A free copy of this book was provided for review via NetGalley
Shunned by the scientific community for being ahead of his time... brilliant maverick Rodge Dukas works in a damp basement surrounded by outlandish equipment. His discovery could propel humanity to a new Golden Age. But his student friend Mike Barrett thinks bigger - use the discovery to carry out the Perfect Crime and grow unfeasibly rich.
What a great subject for a book. Highly reminiscent of The Fly, but without the fly, with just the teleportation pods. It's been done before, but that didn't make this book any less credible or fascinating. The prose is rich and well written and main characters Rodger, Mike and Suzy intriguing and likeable for the most part. Do they carry out the perfect crime? is there any such thing? Or is all criminal activity doomed to fail? Questions like these are answered at the shocking climax of this science fiction thriller. I did not see that one coming!
Mans B. Jansen
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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