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Not a masterpiece, but a good Holiday book
on 3 June 2012
In my opinion, Kyle Mills has written some excellent books in the past, as well as some more humdrum ones too. This kind of sits in the middle; his take on the oft told tale of the quest for immortality. The characters are a little one dimensional and the storyline is so swift that there are some obvious flaws in the narrative. The end itself was a bit rushed in my view - there was certainly some room for expansion. And don't expect a Michael Crichton-esque techno-thriller - in The Immortalists, things are what they are, without explanation. That said, it is an enjoyable enough read - it certainly isn't one of those books where you have to grit your teeth and force yourself to the end.
A good book to read on a sun lounger where you can switch your brain off and chill, then not feel guilty about donating the book to the hotel library.