We get it, Bigfoot really likes to rip off people's heads... The beginning of Devolution felt like a return to form for Max Brooks, evoking the same feelings as his critically acclaimed World War Z. For my readthrough, I listened to the full cast audiobook which leant a sense of realism to the interludes of … Continue reading Devolution – A Review in Brief
Crichton provides adventure, a dollop of racist ideas about ‘the dark continent’ of Africa, and enough cannibals to make Dahmer feel uncomfortable.
Underbaked characters and tonal inconsistency bring down what could have been a fun synth-poppy throwback.
What’s a holiday story that doesn’t start with bloodshed, cursing, and a little good-old-fashioned graveyard sex?
Abbadon’s Gate manages to blow past its predecessors with another incredible story and standout new characters. More impressive, it keeps the tension high even while most of the story takes place in one location.
Clearly, Crichton got better with time as we all do, but for those looking for lost gems in his back catalogue, you can skip this one.
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There’s been a murder, but it’s teatime...
This is one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read in recent memory, and I can’t wait to burn through the rest of the series.