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on 9 February 2014
Brains Bay is a highly enjoyable read following a group of school children on their adventure. The plot moves along at a zippy pace with multiple characters introduced, chiefly among them Eddie Landon. The author is able to draw on his own experiences of hearing diabilities creating a character that I hope will be seen in more of his works. Overall a good read aimed at the young adult market. Recommended
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on 22 January 2014
Brains Bay is one of those brilliant stories that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat quite literally from page one. The plot is fast and entertaining, and has a comforting familiarity that takes the reader back to their schooldays. The main characters quickly become interesting and developed, so the reader feels obliged to pursue them as they are whisked away in an exciting adventure of four ordinary school friends fighting for their minds, and their lives.
Author Lando Hilton has given readers a deeply personal account of what it is to be a student with a hearing impairment, and I was particularly engaged by how the main character, deaf student "Eddie Landon" used many traits of his "disability" to his advantage in helping to save the lives of his friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed the humanizing descriptions of the characters, and found even the "baddies" to have almost somewhat likeable and certainly very intriguing traits.
I would strongly recommend this short novel to any IMAGINATIVE 8-15yr olds. :)
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on 2 February 2014
I don't generally review books on Amazon, but having read Brains Bay I want to say something. Buy this book. I grew up with Alan Garner ('Elidor', 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen', 'The Owl Service') And I never thought that anyone would be able to top that. Brains Bay is a brilliant book, It has wry humour, it is very compassionate and it is absolutely compelling. My teenage son has read it twice, and I cannot believe he hasn't been on the Xbox, I wondered if there was something wrong! This is an outstanding, sensitive book with a great dose of black humour.
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on 29 January 2014
Ingeniously plotted and fast paced, this well written story is an entertaining read. A cast of well drawn characters keeps the attention driving the story on to a highly inventive conclusion. A dramatisation of this story would make a very good TV series or film. Highly recommended.
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on 23 January 2014
I don't often leave reviews but this novel is a great read, exciting and intriguing. The author gives enough description that the reader can really visualise what is happening, making it all the more enjoyable to read!
I was sad when it had finished! Looking forward to other books from this great author.
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on 28 January 2014
This will be a great read for young teenagers. It mixes a disturbing sci-fi conspiracy about scheming teachers, with lively dialogue and an unusual insight into the world of young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Well written too!

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on 4 February 2016
A very intriguing idea for the basis of the book, will the author still have an imagination retained for the next novel ??
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