I’ve just finished reading The Electric Church by Jeff Somers. I’d recommend it strongly. It’s a blisteringly exciting, brilliantly conceived cyber-noir-thriller-actionmovie-SF novel.
Somers is a clever high-octane writer, and has the knack of re-energising his storyline with new characters and fresh story elements every three or four chapters…so the narrative never lulls or sags, it just keeps hurtling along to its excellent climax.
It’s also a wonderfully vivid piece of writing; you can see every image, you can smell the fear. And the story premise is a peach – it’s about a Church which promises eternal life by turning its disciples into cyborgs.
For the first time in human history – a religion which delivers on its promises!
Somers has been enslaved by his publishers for some time, and this has clearly inspired him to do his best work. For further details of the Electric Church, which alarmingly appears to actually exist, check out what happens when you click on this full stop.
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