Book Review: The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man by D. Hutchinson

 

Publishing Date: September 2019

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781781085844

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 2.1/5

Publisher’s Description: When journalist Alex Dolan is hired by multibillionaire Stanislaw Clayton to write a book about the Sioux Crossing Supercollider, the world’s first privately funded high-energy physics facility, this is a dream job. Then something goes wrong at the site. Very wrong. After the accident, Dolan finds himself changed, and the only one who can stop the disaster from destroying us all.

Review: What draws you into this novel is Dolan’s- sometimes rhetorical- but often acerbic perspective on his current circumstances and interactions. This drives the novel, along with the eccentric writer and his farting dog.

I can’t say why (spoilers and all that) but the story line descends into a disappointing melange of time scripted events that leaves the once bold characters behind. What could have been a somewhat whimsical and endearing story that brings a bit of fullness to the characters (i.e. Still Life with Woodpecker), ends rather abruptly and without regard.  So a star for each character and a bit for the dog.

Fu book.

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One thought on “Book Review: The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man by D. Hutchinson

  1. Mmmm. Maybe Hutchinson’s peak period is over…

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