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Rule Zero (Harry Bacon Book 1) by [Timms, Laurence]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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Length: 199 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1354 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Miscreant Mule Books; 2 edition (11 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CS5NE4O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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George Gently meets Dirk Gently, with some security guards gone native and a reluctant style journalist thrown in for good measure!
Rule Zero is essential reading if you like to catch your fantasy reads in your peripheral vision, and love to see London from a different perspective
Very much following the Pratchett, Gaiman genre, can't wait for the next Harry Bacon instalment!
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The author has put together a well thought out story line and fused that with humour and observations that can really only be done if you view the world through union jack tinted glasses.

If you grew up on Adams and enjoy a good Holt you'll knocking back the Timms as your new tipple for years to come.
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I love books that have a relatively normal thread but then weave the abnormal in. This book does that in spades! It is a genuinely entertaining, funny, brilliant book that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Want to read more....
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brought this on a whim was 99p and sounded intresting. precis tells you everything you ned to know about the story and writting style of the book. is a liitle douglas adams, dirk gently and pratchett-esque. does suffer from the odd missing word but thats not that uncommon for self-published works and doesn't really detract from storyline, etc.
finished it and wanted more! another harry bacon adventure is promised and will be one of the first in line to purchase it.
ps LOVE the acknowledgements page.
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Edging around that hoary old cliché, this rather wonderful book attracted my attention by the simple cover. Within the covers lurks a book that is well written, considered and filled with the sort of absurdist, dark humour that appeals to anyone with Holt, Pratchett and Fforde in his library. I thoroughly recommend giving it a read, as a gentle escape from the kind of fantasy that takes itself to seriously, I can say most will enjoy this entertaining book. I am looking forward to the next instalment.
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I'm so proud of Laurence's work on Rule Zero. Full disclosure, he's a mate and a talented one at that. I had to keep reminding myself that this was his first novel as it was imbued with the confidence of a much more seasoned novelist. I enjoyed the story as I was never quite sure where it was going and loved all the local London references plus the superhero/spy genre with a very English twist. While the finale is maybe a bit long it is chockablock with thrills and spills and promises a rollicking good second Harry Bacon novel. Can't wait.
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having read all published books written by Douglas Adams, Jasper FForde, Volker Kutscher and Terry Pratchett, I run out of possiblly interesting kindle books. Liked Tom Brown's Shakespear and a couple of the constable Evans mysteries, etc., but Rule Zero is finally again one of those books that kept me reading it basically in one go with minimal interruptions to open another bottle of wine. I only hope the author will write the next book soon, convincing plot, characters spot on and the writing style is outstanding, highly recommended
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Usually it takes me a good while to get into books, but this one had me hooked immediately. The plot is interesting and unique; the suspense builds throughout and leaves you guessing, but not so much that you get frustrated. While you always have to suspend disbelief a little when you read books concerning superhuman/magic elements, I never consciously did that. Little by little, the book brought me along until I was like, "oh yeah, that guys soul-essence is stuck in a van, obviously. Totally normal.'

The characters are all different. I know this sounds obvious, but I often find myself reading books where all the characters seem like derivations of the same person -- not so with this book. They all seem very real. I particularly liked the character Helen. She is wonderful and I found myself relating with her inner monologues very easily.

The book is sufficiently serious for the subject material, but has lots of dark humor. I laughed out loud. Over and over. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book, and wholeheartedly recommend it--can't wait until the next Henry Bacon installment.
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