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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The most cutting review so far of The Restoration Game describes it as like 'Iain Banks, some of his older mainstream fiction, with one big downside, it wasn't as good.'
I think I can live with that.
Liviu Siciu at Fantasy Book Critic also references Banks, but has a much more positive take on the book: ' ... after reading the book, I have to say that it quite surpassed my expectations. [...] I found myself hooked by the narration of Lucy Stone and I *knew* this was the book I must read before anything else.'
James Lovegrove at FT.com: 'MacLeod’s latest reads like something Le Carré might write if he’d gorged on the works of Philip K. Dick.'
I'm sure my editor at Orbit will be rubbing his hands at that one. He's already picked out some good quotes from the reviews, and in the same post includes this very, very serious video interview with me: