Monday, 1 March 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: The Eternal Prison - Jeff Somers


Avery Cates is a wanted man. After surviving the worst bioengineered disaster in history, Cates finds himself incarcerated - in Chengara Penitentiary. As Chengara has a survival rate of exactly zero, the System's most famous gunner must do some serious plotting. And a betrayal or so later, he achieves his goal. At a price. All he has to do next is defeat some new personal demons, forge some unlikely alliances, and figure out why the people he's killed lately just won't stay dead. Plus pull off the biggest assassination of his career ...


As a huge fan of the previous novels by Jeff I really can’t wait to get my hands on each instalment as it arrives. In short, my cats attack a bag of Jerky with less enthusiasm than me when this authors work arrives. So you can pretty much guess the result of the letter box flapping and this latest offering landing. Yep, everything else went on hold so I could get started.

What you get with Jeff’s writing is a novel that not only keeps you glued but one that has so many twists and turns that you sometimes think that up is down and visa versa. The answers that are sought are pretty elusive and to top it off there’s always some sort of hitch that just keep you glued to the next chapter to see what unfurls. Add to the mix a pretty addictive principle protagonist and a spartan style of story telling and its going to be something that just ticks all the boxes for me. A great read and one that means I really must have the next tale as soon as possible.

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