Wednesday, 11 June 2014

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Painkillers - Simon Ings

Release Date: 08/05/14
Publisher:  Gollancz


Tells the tale of Adam's odyssey into a nightmare of corruption and violence, where it is his forlorn hope that he is helping his autistic son Justin.


I love a book that tries to do something a little different and whilst this Sci-Fi title is set in the near future, it was one that had a very intriguing concept that when explored presented a solidly thought-out title that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned.

The concepts are fascinating and whilst there will be quite a few people out there that will hate the book, I liked the way that Simon brought across the characters alongside the dialogue. For me, this was solid, intelligent writing and is definitely something that has left quite a bit for my mind to puzzle over, which perhaps, in this books case, is a sign that it deserves to be read.

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