Tag: 42 Word Reviews

42 Word Review: Star Wars – Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey

Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves

by James S. A. Corey (Century, 2014)

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“Enough Banter,” Scarlet says. “Focus now.” But this admonishment comes three-fifths of the way through and has no discernible effect on the (openly nom de plumed) authors. Their novel-length burst of glib humour succeeds only in rendering Han Solo lightweight and facile.

42 Word Review: The Frood by Jem Roberts

The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

by Jem Roberts (Preface Publishing, 2014)

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The Frood begins with Douglas Adams testing a Nutrimatic-compatible interviewing robot on himself, thereby proselytising the superfluity of book introductions. It ends by pulling the ring-tab on several canned iterations of Life, the Universe and Everything. The bits in-between are mostly harmless.