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Left me feeling a little...
on 29 April 2013
Lawrence Miles comments in his introduction how he struggled to edit this novel down; well all I can say is 'thank goodness he did', as the whole thing is enough of a sprawling mess already.
Miles' prose style is perfunctory and uninspired; characters with names incorporating exclamation marks abound, and if this weren't irritating enough, the writer attempts to provide cheap laughs (or possibly some kind of knowing wink to fellow atheists) by incorporating a faux deity originally named 'God'.
Benny Summerfield may as well not be in the story for all the relevance she has here, and Miles seems oblivious to previous approaches to writing her character, making her a bog-standard heroine rather than the subversive 'anti-heroine' Paul Cornell designed her to be.
Unless you're a deluded completist like me, I'd let this one alone - even Dave Stone can do better, and that's saying something!