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January 06, 2006

Amazing what you can find in Canon Hill

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3 out of 5 stars
I find that the little stall that gets set up every now and again in Canon Hill shopping precinct can hold some surprisingly good finds. Take this book as an example, ex-Red Dwarf writer Rob Grant (maybe even current writer if the rumours of the film are ever to come off) has yet again made a great futuristic cynical look at our planet and the way it is heading. His normal blunt colloquial style come over as it usually does, humourous without being really abusive, except for the one line: "They start dickead training early in Italy". The whole premise of this book is that the idea of letting standards slip has got to an all time low, the story starts with the main character landing at an airport. It turns out to be the wrong airport, and the pilot even forgot to put down the landing gear. Being good at your job is no longer acceptable. The future is grim, as there is one man out there who is VERY good at his chosen career path, which is being a psychopath. This is a fun read, but not really anything more. If you want frightening sights of the future read 1984 or Brave New World, Grant's world is fun, but not really as gripping as other books. A fun three stars.

January 04, 2006

Proof readers needed!

Hi, I need people to read my book, I'm useless at spotting my own mistakes, its a small collection of short stories set in a very Sin City style world, though I did start writing it before I had even heard of the film or its anime book thing. If anyone would like to proof read it, and then tell me what they thought of it upon return, I would value any help/criticism. Cheers, let me know by posting a comment.
Phil.
P.S. if you are a bit squeamish about reading about violent deaths then this book isn't for you.

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