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Moon Bumps

James Marsden

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Wild Wolf Publishing

Published : 2012

Copyright : James Marsden 2012

ISBN-10 : EB Not Known
ISBN-13 : EB Not Known

Publisher's Write-Up

Can time, space or even the world's end separate something that was meant to be?

When Reclamation Officer Alli Katalli finds herself catapulted away from her life, her world and her fiancé, Jon, to the long-ago destroyed planet Earth, she faces more than just a few hundred years worth of time-difference to return home.

Believing her gone for good, Jon's life spirals out of control as he struggles to let go of his feelings for Alli. As they battle individually to survive their separation, will those who endeavour to keep them apart succeed, or is the couples' bond just too great?

A quirky offbeat story of love, time travel and the end of the world.

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Review by Cat (311212) Rating (9/10)

Review by Cat
Rating 9/10
The end of the world has come and gone, Earth has been annihilated and mankind has moved on to its new futuristic home, Initia Nova. This serves as an effective backdrop to what is essentially the 'separated lovers' tale of John and Ali. Torn apart by a bizarre accident and an unexplained doorway to the past; a simple cardboard box, the couple battle to cope in their new lives without the other. With more than just space and time stopping them reuniting, it seems impossible that they will ever see the other again. This is the premise for the recently released, quirky debut story by Manchester born author, James Marsden. Unfortunately it is only available digitally at the moment, but I am compelled to tell somebody, everybody about it.

From the very beginning, I was completely engrossed and taken along with each of the character’s own hopeless, and at times horrific, journeys, while all the time desperately concerned about out how they would or could be reunited. The contrast in worlds and difference in time allows humorous and often poignant observations about human behaviour, and the hypocrisies and inequalities within modern day society. However, this social commentary is not overpowering, and the plotline is exciting and cleverly woven; I usually find science fiction-esk books difficult to read and am challenged to enjoy what is not plausible, but this is so well thought through and shaped that the implausibility ceased to matter and I was completely sucked in.

There is just the right amount of appealing and deliciously sinister characters that are well crafted and sadly missed when the story comes to its thrilling end. The climax builds quickly and is thoroughly satisfying. This is a really refreshing and enjoyable read that will appeal to most. It made my laugh, it made me cry, it made me ponder and it made me want to keep reading until the end... and then it made me want more! I highly recommend it anyone...
Cat (31st December 2012)

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