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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Review: Barricade

Publisher: Gollancz
Price: £ 14.99

It's the future, it's terrifying and Kenstibec has a cab job he needs to complete......regardless.

The world has basically gone to shit in this book and it's not 100% clear who to blame. The ficials and the reals are at war and no one can really understand it in the novel either as all purpose and direction seems to be lost. This is a cracking scifi premise....all wrapped up in the above mentioned taxi journey.

The plot is gripping...there is no other word for it as this is possibly the world's most epic road trip. The characters are not many, but they are awesome and the relationship developments between fatty and the ficials (particularly K) is totally awesome! The King of Newcastle was also so incredibly grotesque that I actually felt my skin crawl on occasion!

The twists and turns of the plot are pretty epic and the flashbacks are brill. They hint at a bit of what has happened but not so much that they bog you down and leave you thinking you know everything there is to know about this future world! There are so many questions!!!!

This really is a terrifying book as this type of thing could potentially happen. Well maybe not the created human(ish) things, but we could so VERY easily destroy all we have and end up fighting each other for reasons we completely forget.

A great scifi read with brilliant characters and a fantastically well executed plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a really pleasant surprise as I didn't really know 100% what to expect and it's defo one that will stick with me for a while.

Happy Reading


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