Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thomas,Jeffrey: Deadstock

I enoyed this but have a number of reservations. The alternate world setting is well described and the hero satisfactorily
portrayed. The basic plot is a relatively simple one but this becomes overly complicated by a side plot which does almost
take over the book. The concept of mutants living in some sort of harmony with 'normal' people is interesting but the
author does go overboard in the number of variations he produces - and this detracts rather than adds to the effect.
The book has a sub-title 'A Punktown Novel' se presumably is one of a series (I note that opposite the title page one of
the listed titles is 'Punktown'). My criticisms will not preclude my trying another of the books at some time

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