Followers

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Good Read: "Edge" by Thomas Blackthorne

   Well today, since I've been slacking a bit on the blogging department, decided that it's high time I did a book review. I purchased this book maybe two days ago and just finished it, it's that good. This one has some really gut-wrenching revelations about scientific what-if's, so if futuristic decline scares you, well, suck it up.

   I don't want to reveal too much about the plot, but will give a basic overview of how the story is set up. There are several developed characters in the novel, whom are all richly displayed in a not-so-far-away London/Great Britain setting. Nuclear development and other scientific advances have led to wider distribution of technology, even among children in slums. Guns are banned in Great Britain however knives have become legalized, as a way of curbing 'crime'. What is described by the author to be dueling, is that any citizen wearing a knife, can bear a formal challenge to another knife bearing citizen as a way of resolving conflict. The former United States, (it's now a triumvirate, both seaboards are their own countries) has done something similar by legalizing the usage of firearms in a similar fashion. The main character has a storied past and a bleak future, with some severe violence issues. (He is ex-special forces) So you think to yourself, this must be a friggen violent book. Dang straight. If you are squeamish, I'd not recommend it. However it is definitely one of the best sci-fi/fantasy reads I've come across in a long while.Edge


19 comments:

  1. Might look into it when I have the time.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like a book I would love to read! : )

    ReplyDelete
  3. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. if i were to judge this book on its cover, it would be awesome

    ReplyDelete
  5. blackthornes writing style is unique

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the comments on my last blog post!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.

    Thanks!

    Joel
    JHouston791@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Use уοur imagіnаtion and
    let your fingeгs / palms do thе rest. Ηolistic cancer trеatmеnt.
    Thе ԁigestіѵe and circulatorу systems are improveԁ,
    getting bloоԁ flowing thгough the bοԁy.


    Mike grаfstein smt(c) cеrtified sports mаssage thеrapistwhat is clіent handling?
    Ѕome cοmmon οils ωhiсh
    you can use aгe sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, avοcаdo oil
    and grape seеd oil. I've picked these oils for their relaxing, sensual, or refreshing qualities. This means they end up taking more last minute clients to make ends meet. I see the huge guys that need massage because their muscles are so hyper-tonic (chronically contracted), and at the opposite extreme, women over 40 that never worked out habitually throughout life and so their large back muscles and core muscles are weak, which causes low back or thoracic pain.

    Feel free to visit my blog post :: tantra london
    Look into my homepage : erotic massage

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet visitors, its really really good piece
    of writing on building up new blog.

    My web-site: how to get pregnant fast

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?
    I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Thank you!

    My page :: lloyds pharmacy

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi. I really enjoyed my brief visit on your site and I’ll be sure to be back for more.
    Can I contact your through your email?

    Please email me back.

    Thanks!
    Kevin
    kevincollins1012 gmail.com

    ReplyDelete