Monday, 10 May 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Blonde Bombshell - Tom Holt


The year is 2017. Lucy Pavlov is the CEO of PavSoft Industries, home of a revolutionary operating system that every computer in the world runs on. Her personal wealth is immeasurable, her intelligence is unfathomable, and she’s been voted ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ for three years running. To put it simply – she has it all.

One thing, however, is not quite right in Lucy’s life. She doesn’t realize it yet, but she is in fact a bomb.

And not just any old bomb. Lucy is a very big, and very smart bomb, and her mission is to blow up the planet known as Earth.


As a reader I love a tale that brings something a little different to the readers imagination, especially when a certain sense of humour is added. In this vein there are few who usually please as much as Tom Holt. His humour is to the point, pretty spot on and quite dry which works sometimes and badly misfires at others. Within this offering Tom is pretty much at the top of his game as the reader is presented with an offering where, if you’d think about the scenario, would be pretty much what you’d expect when you took Murphy’s Law into account.

Funny, beautifully written but above all a tale that I had a hell of a time putting down until I’d turned the final page. A good bit of fun.

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