Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Electric Church by Jeff Somers





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Originally uploaded by evo_terra


I got up early this morning to knock out the final couple of chapters in Jeff Somer's debut novel1, The Electric Church. Sucks that I have to buy books now, but such is life.

I picked up The Electric Church on a whim. Was in B&N, didn't know what I wanted, saw this on an end-cap and thought it looked interesting. What an understatement. Near future dystopian tale where a hired gun tries to take down a wacky religion and the establishment? Color me there!

This is a really well told tale. Full of nearly non-stop action, I wanted to read it all in one sitting. And while this is a stand-alone novel, it's set up to be an ongoing series. I'll definitely be getting the next one as well.

Evo rating: 4.5 damn dirty apes!

1 - I think it's his first one to be published. He's written more, but I don't think those have been published. Maybe they should be. Or maybe they should get out into the world by some alternate means?

3 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting–is it cyberpunk? If so, I'm there!

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  2. I'm lousy at picking sub-genres of SF. But I think there is enough stree-tech wrapped up in the character Ty to make the cyberpunk fans happy. Then again, there's enough bad-guy action to make shoot-em-up-bang-bang types happy, too.

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  3. Cool, I'll add it to my verrry long list! :)

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