This is a bit of a departure for Holt, but then again, it isn't. Anyone who is a fan of Tom Holt's books will know what I mean. The departure is from Holt's "supernatural/natural office" setting to an entirely plausible scenario, where we are "not alone!"
I won't spoil it, but the novel works very well, and I am sure other Tom Holt fans will agree.
I loved it, and wonder if there will be other novels with Lucy, Mark and George featuring?
At first the sheer size of this novel put me off, however I started to read it and was immediately pulled into the world of Sherman McCoy, Thomas Killan, and Larry Kramer.
centered around the boomtime of the 80s, this novel explores how a seemingly perfect existence, where a person wants for nothing, and can seem to do nothing wrong, can be brought down around their heads by a freak occurrence. And perhaps the same still applies today, if you play a game of "risk", be prepared to lose everything!
I thought Tom Wolfe's descriptions were brilliant.
Labels: general/literary fiction