Here’s another review—at some point I’ll have to stop posting reviews simply because there will be too many of them, but for the beginning I think it’s a good thing to show everyone what’s being said.
This isn’t a bad review, but a complex review—there’s stuff he didn’t like in TEC and stuff he did like, which is, I think, a rational response:
“Despite having serious flaws, The Electric Church is far from being a bad book.Â Yes it is a piece of fun and escapist reading but it also has a number of quite interesting ideas that it brings to the party and which make it difficult to tar the book with the â€œpopulist thrillerâ€ brush.Â Somers also does well with what plot he has; thereâ€™s never a dull moment in The Electric Church and Somers never puts a foot wrong when it comes to pacing.Â It is also genuinely difficult to not warm to the bookâ€™s gleefully cynical and vulgar tone which, combined with the well executed and paced plot, make The Electric Church a swift and surprisingly rewarding read.”
Read the whole essay here! But be careful because here there be spoilersÂ for the book, so don’t click unless you’ve read it, have no intention of reading it, or don’t care about spoilers. Then go buy six copies of TEC so I can drink my worries away.