Colin R Parsons
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Llandeilo Book Fair 2016
D.I.S.C. - DIRECT-INTERFACE-SHADOW-CONTROL my latest novel, has been acquired by Pegasus Elliott Mackenzie Publshers Ltd. This will be my eleventh novel.
Joseph Lanes is fifteen, skinny and ginger - a prime victim for bully target practice. He's systematically beaten-up every day by the Mackenzie Brothers, and thrown into the mud, like a discarded sweet wrapper. After a particularaly short beating, on this one occasion, he lies on the caking soil and discovers something shining in the dirt... a DISK!
This changes everything!
House of Darke on Audio
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I really had to think about this review before writing it. There is so much right with Crank Tech One but there is also a lot that is wrong. But overall my experience reading the book was positive. The best thing to say about Crank Tech Run is that it was a fun read. The book is quirky, the story a bit different, it had some fun twists to the story and overall I read it with a smile on my face. I’ve read a lot of “robot” stories and seen a number of “robot” movies and this story was fairly original and not a rehash of plots I had seen before.
However, the writing is very uneven. There are points where I was impressed with a well written section, and then cringing at the writing in another section. Many times the story progressed forward brilliantly – but at other points it relied on hokey contrivances. If the entire book were written up to the standards of its best segments, it would be a five star sci-fi classic. The poor parts had the effect of pulling me out of the story, which is never good.
I am going with four stars because the plot was original, and there were several shining moments in the book.L Sweet 4 stars October 12 2015
Having read Crank Tech One, Destruction written by the same author ( which is a great read) I always wondered where Crank came from, what's he been up to before he became crank. This is a short prequal which starts to fill in those blanks. As the old saying goes "you can't judge a book by its cover " which must admit I really like the cover of this book. I went through this in about 40 minutes, but what a great 40 minutes it was. It's very well written almost impossible to put down, and it gave me a glimpse in to the other, shall we say talents this Robot has.
Knew this was a short story, and was willing it go beyond where it ended. Colin R Parsons has a talent for leaving you wanting more. And I want to know more about IU-137. Great read for all ages male or female,Well done Mr Parsons. Well done indeed.A Brooks (a fan)