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An American Story by Christopher Priest (book review).

December 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
An American Story by Christopher Priest (book review).

An American Story by Christopher Priest is my novel of the year, a grabbing, electrifying and chilling read. It’s probably best categorised as a conspiracy thriller, with settings in the near past, the present and the near future. Ben Matson tells the story. He’s an English freelance science journalist, living in Scotland (independent and a […]

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The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (book review).

December 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (book review).

I hardly know where to begin in describing Christopher Priest’s ‘The Adjacent’. It’s a multi-stranded novel that alternates the tale of Tibor Tarent, a free-lance photographer in near-future Britain, with a selection of tales from earlier time periods and other places that feel like they are almost related somehow, without making the connection obvious. The […]

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The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

Christopher Priest is a very stylish writer. Not only is he able to tell an enthralling story without the verbosity of some modern writers, he fills the prose with subtlety and reaches out to the intellect of the reader. ‘The Gradual’ is a very fine book. Priest first visited the Dream Archipelago in a series […]

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The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

‘The Gradual’ often known as the Grail is the oldest part of the Catholic Mass. It is from the word ‘gradus’, the Latin for ‘a step’ So I wish I had looked that up before reading the intense novel by Christopher Priest that occasionally made my eyes bleed with the effort of concentrating. It’s true […]

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The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Islanders by Christopher Priest (book review).

If only I understood the mind of Chris Priest then the secrets of the universe would be all mine. ‘The Islanders’ is another book that teases us with knowledge but offers up little that can be pinned down. To say that this is elusive is an understatement. Everything is unclear from the introductions that could […]

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