★★★★★ 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. His most popular books are the four volumes of the VIRO series, available in paperback and electronic form. They can also be ordered at all good bookshops.
Book One is available for FREE download.
Barnaby is currently developing the VIRO series for television and is interested in speaking to anyone who believes that they can help him take VIRO and his various other exciting projects to the next level.
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