book is a great read.....
is a clever and well-crafted novel by any stretch of the imagination (sorry, no
pun intended for its psychological content), and is altogether a great read.
main characters, the evil James Franklin and his detractor, the brainwashed Jill
Harris, are thrown into both a physical and psychological battle against one another
out of which there can only be one winner.
is a very surreal sense to their brave new world and the reader is transported
to another time, not so far off where mind games, dark humour and cruelty are
often suffused with human weakness on the one hand, and cold regard for humanity
on the other. In the end it is a struggle over the minds of others that wins through
and not the human intervention of its resourceful and very memorable characters.
The novel races
along effortlessly from the very first page, and characterizations are developed
and sustained at a ferocious pace, even when that character significantly changes
psychologically. It is hard to believe that this is the author's first novel as
it is written with such fluency and attention to detail, and a natural gift for
the English language.
is a tale of modern sorcery as the books' blurb suggests, however, its closeness
and reliance on human predictability makes the authors telling of it rather unique
and untypical of other books in this genre.
novel could well be named `the wars between the children of light and the children
of darkness' (Dead Sea Scrolls) if the title were not so long, as this for me
sums up the psychological wars that are fought here and the battle between good
take the trouble to read it; you'll be hooked from the first page.