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Great concept but...
on 1 March 2013
I did enjoy this story and found the concept original and quite interesting. The book also contained some strong characters and the scenes involving the emotions of the parents of the dying boy felt very believable.
However, the middle of the book dragged badly. There was just far too much time running through tunnels and this got a bit too tedious - in fact I ended up skimming pages and flipping through them on my Kindle to get to the next significant bit of action or dialogue.
Overall, entertaining but needs a good edit and an injection of tension, whether through action or interaction between characters.