Thursday, 5 September 2013

Ethan Justice: Origins by Simon Jenner

This is the first in what will be a series of adventures of Ethan Justice.  However, this being the "Origins", the lead character is named John Smith.  John is an aimless 31 year old who is living off his parents soon to run out goodwill.  When he finds his best mate dead, he's cast into a world where everyone's after him and he has to cope being chased round London.

As an adventure story, this was quite enjoyable.  It seemed like it was heading to one conclusion, but then swerved.  It is first person, but at times, the bad guy had the first person, but as this was in itallics it was a good change of perspective.

Some bits of the book seemed to drag a bit and I thought that John's quick conversion into "action man" was a bit too quick, but apart from that, a jolly good romp.

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