The Big Losers

by Robert Tilley | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0441060919 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PDB11 of Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom on 10/25/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by PDB11 from Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, October 25, 2004
I was drawn to this book because I read a short story, years ago, called "Something Else" by Robert Tilley, and really loved it. I don't know if it's the same Robert Tilley, but I think it probably is.

This book, though, failed to satisfy. We are given blatant clues early on that something sinister is going on, and the picture of what this is builds up so neatly that we cannot share the characters' surprise when it is revealed. Coupled with a deus ex machina intervention near the end, and very odd motives for those intervening, this made the book quite unsatisfying.

It is not that it is a bad story, or that the characters were poor (although only Peter really came to life for me), but the presentation is wrong. Maybe the point of view moved around too much; whatever it was, it didn't work for me.

A disappointing book.

Journal Entry 2 by PDB11 at on Thursday, December 16, 2004
Released on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at about 1:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at The Clock Tower in Memorial Square in Coalville, England United Kingdom.


Journal Entry 3 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, December 17, 2004
After some weeks of unsuccessful hunts I found this at the Clock Tower waiting for me to ease the disappointment of not finding The Silver Eggheads in Marlborough Square.

Journal Entry 4 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, February 21, 2005
I was really excited about my first wild catch but I am so overwhelmed with bookrings and trying to catch up with reading my own personal collection that I've decided to pass this book along unread. Although I had thought about taking it to my new OBCZ in Ellistown I decided to send it on a different journey.

Added to my TBR Bookbox in the hope that the books that return to me I will actually read.

Journal Entry 5 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 7, 2005
I like older sci fi,so have taken this. How exciting that it was caught in the wild too!

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