I’ve been on a reading binge recently. Sometimes you get anxious and can’t sleep, and as we all know books are the best way to cure that. Unless the book happens to be Kill Switch by Sean E. Britten (or anything by me :-D). Then you might as well grab some snacks and sit on the sofa, because the Zs are not coming by to visit tonight.
The book starts with two figures locked in desperate battle. For a lot of books this would be when I put it down – so many authors struggle with making a good fight scene. But not here. There is real conversation and emotion to the scene, and you can taste the air as you experience it. It really does draw you into the story.
I don’t want to give away spoilers so let me generalize by saying that each of the characters in the battle is well planned out and scripted. They are unique and interesting and their back stories are some of the best parts of the writing. You look forward to learning more about each and every one of them.
But the best part of it all is the commercials. At the start of most chapters we are introduced to the dystopic world via commercial breaks by the Slayerz TV Show. And they are brilliant. Hilarious and well-scripted. To be honest I would say that this book would make an awesome movie – it reminded me of the original Robocop. It has Paul Verhoeven’s sense of action interspersed with his feel for dystopic comedy. Read it. Like it. Then let’s all send it to Hollywood to see the best damn movie ever made!