- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1092 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: feedaread.com; 2 edition (11 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GM1UQG4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #924,164 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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TROOL'S RULES (THE TREBIAN TRILOGY Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I'd rate this as an auspicious start to a literary career. It's edgy enough to make the basis of a rather dark TV series. But bloody good fun too.
It's a long book, but not so that you felt it was being padded, it just kept on offering more and more to be intrigued by. I was able to read it on holiday so had a good chance to relish it and give in to its page turning qualities.
I guess it helps if you enjoy the sci-fi genre but don't be put off if that's not really your thing because there's plenty in it to interest and amuse you. My poor partner had to suffer my laugh out loud moments (and there were plenty) but the extracts I shared had her laughing as well and she's not renowned for her sense of humour!. What about dozing being defined as "sleeping without commitment"? Music, the "Trebians are very fond of something that we Earthlings would recognise as very similar to bloody panpipes".
There's hints of Hitchhikers Guide and even Monty Python. That can't be bad can it?
There's lots of thought provoking stuff that struck a chord with me. Si Trool, the main character introduces much room for contemplation. I was taken with the proposition that organised religion sprang from people not knowing what would happen to them after death and then developed philosophies to subjugate the poor and particularly females. I also enjoyed the view of politics being riddled with "the completely insane- those so engrossed in their own selfish dreams and prejudices that they had no real regard for ordinary people". Si was bemused to note that "a few hundred people controlled the movement of..money around the planet and none of them had any concern whatsoever for the welfare of billions of their fellow Earth Humans."
I could go on and on. There really is a lot of stuff which makes you stop and think. It's not at all heavy though. There's plenty of satire, which I love in a book and life.
But perhaps most importantly there's sex. Oh yes, and very steamy it is too. Si's sexual experimentation is at times explicit. KY jelly comes in handy (slight pun intended) but I'll not quote from these for fear of offending the easily shockable. It's certainly not a book to pass on to your kids.
Anyway, I hope you get the picture. It's a great book so buy it. It would actually make a good film. There's a thought.
Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for the next in the series.
I originally scored it 4 stars. Tolstoy, Dickens et al would get 5 stars. It's not that good! However, I've seen how other people review and score. I think I've been too harsh so in line with the way other Amazonian reviewers score I give it 5 stars.
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