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The Fall

Simon Clark

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton

Published : 1998

Copyright : Simon Clark 1998

ISBN-10 : HB 0-340-69610-9
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-340-69610-1

Publisher's Write-Up

The past is a different country. They do things differently there.

In a summer meadow, time has begun to run backwards. Along with the soil, grasses and insects that lie within its boundaries, more than fifty accidental time travellers are transported into the past - men and women who were innocently visiting an ancient amphitheatre that lies at the heart of this mysterious site.

Now TV director Sam Baker finds himself on the strangest journey of his life. Forces beyond comprehension drive him, at first, back a few moments. Then days. Then years...

He and his fellow travellers must learn to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly alien. 'Seventies skinheads are a menace. Fashions a nightmare. Credit cards won't buy a meal in the 'forties. Driving a modern-day car along Victorian. Roads packed with horse-drawn vehicles is the mother and father of all white-knuckle rides.

On this retro-journey lurks hidden danger. Sam Baker and his companions aren't the only castaways in time. There are those who watch the world of yesteryear with envious eyes and plan their attack on the unsuspecting, undefended citizens of nearby Casterton. A town that for Sam Baker will become his Alamo.

The Fall is Simon Clark's most ambitious novel yet. Surreal, fast-moving, exhilarating, horrifying, it will take you on a strange, strange journey where your only future is the past.

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Review by Victim (310301) Rating (7/10)

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Rating 7/10
I had never heard of this guy before, although this is the sixth novel he has written.

This is a strange tale, although bits of it make you wonder! It is another story of time, although not an alternate history.

If this is the standard, I will definitely be looking for more of Mr. Clark.
Victim (31st March 2001)

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