Retrato do autor

Chris Amies

Autor(a) de Dead Ground

6+ Works 27 Membros 9 Críticas

About the Author

Includes the name: Christopher Amies

Obras por Chris Amies

Dead Ground (2002) 21 exemplares
Gone Bush 1 exemplar
Rain 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Eurotemps (1992) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Weerde Book 1: A Shared World Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Music for Another World: An Anthology of Strange Fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 3 (2005) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Like Slipping Under Cover: Erotic Spy Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
male

Membros

Críticas

Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Other reviewers have noted the stilted prose, banal plot, and one-note characters. The story idea has potential, and the Polynesian setting is interesting, but the finished product is dull.
 
Assinalado
LibraryPerilous | 8 outras críticas | Aug 16, 2016 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
There was some great stuff going for this novel - an ancient curse, a historical setting, adventure - but it just dragged a bit in places
 
Assinalado
bookwyrmm | 8 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2015 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I received this book as a free review copy. It has taken me so long to finish this book, which is honestly rare. I tried to like it as it contained a number of themes to my taste, especially the 'Body Horror' elements. The story reads like a cross between an old fashioned adventure and a treatise on Polynesian history and folklore. I found the tale strangely bloodless and unengaging especially considering there is great deal of madness, mayhem and blood shed throughout the story.
 
Assinalado
Polypsodd | 8 outras críticas | Jan 8, 2014 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I won an Early Reviewers copy of this book and really thought I would enjoy it based on its supernatural theme. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time just getting through it. The book felt really disjointed, and for the first half I kept wondering if I skipped some pages here or there. I also couldn't really attach to any of the characters, as they were pretty one-dimensional, or would do something so out of character that they were practically schizophrenic. It also felt inconsistent, as if it could have used a good editor - in particular, I was really annoyed by the use/non-use/use/non-use of broken English by the native islanders. The story has a lot of potential, but I just think it could have been much better written.… (mais)
 
Assinalado
akrump | 8 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2013 |

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
6
Also by
6
Membros
27
Popularidade
#483,027
Avaliação
3.0
Críticas
9
ISBN
4