★★★★★ A wonderful book for both children and adults
This book is beautifully written. It’s highly imaginative and richly descriptive. It takes children and adults on a wild and exciting literary adventure, inviting the reader to insert some ideas along the way. Falcon Boy even displays a little existential angst; is he a hero or simply no-one at all? The book is humorous and clever, drawing on modern day societal and corporate issues. In addition to finding the book funny and interesting, I found the book poignant and touching. You desperately root for Falcon Boy and his companions to vanquish Dr Don’t Know and the Troublebots (the Troublebots are shoddy and angry) so that we may find answers to some of the big questions as opposed to a scenario where for example one would have to lodge a ticket to a giant help desk where the answer to the question is invariably don’t know. Brilliant! I think that we can all identify with some of the messages of this book. People with the least amount of knowledge often have the most power and authority. They thwart access to knowledge and the answers to questions. Falcon Boy (who is a hero) dares to take them on. This is an uplifting book. I highly recommend it.
Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way.
VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews:
'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!'
Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links:
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