Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Review Courtesy Of SPYKEYONE: The Machine by E.C. Jarvis


What you on about now Carl?
This is my first ever book review!
Really? What’s the book?
Hmmmm. That’s easy. It’s called The Machine and it’s by a friend of mine – E.C. Jarvis.
What’s the genre?
Got me there. My best shot would be that it’s a steampunk, semi-erotic thriller/mystery with lots of violence, torture, depravity, murder, pirates and a cat.
A cat?
Yes. A cat.
Does the cat have a large part?
Larger than you’d think.
I’m intrigued.
You should be. It’s a fast paced book with lots of twists and turns. The characters are deep yet not over-explained and there are always questions raised which keep you thinking yet she doesn’t leave you dangling for the answers. In that way it’s a very satisfying read. You do get satisfied within just the right amount of time to not leave you so frustrated you lose interest.
Is there a hero?
Yes. She’s a heroine actually. A very diverse character. Part flakey, part superstar.
Is there a baddie?
Loads. And they are nasty. REALLY nasty. So nasty you burn with a need to see them punished and destroyed.
Do they get their comeuppance?
Not telling.
Finally. On a serious note. This does get my recommendation as a good read. It’s part one of a trilogy but just like His Dark Materials it can be read in isolation. The writing is that good.
So I won’t regret reading it?
I didn’t. And I’m not that easy to please. ;)
Sow where can I buy this masterpiece?
Here and here – Enjoy…
And find out more about the author here

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