Meet Marx. Meet Kez. Marx is a small, angry man with a time machine and a chip on his shoulder. Kez is a homicidal little girl with a price on her head and a penchant for kicking people where it hurts the most.
When Marx crash-lands on Second World, he has no idea that he has plunged head-first into the middle of an assassination plot- and nuclear war. Can our hero escape the planet using only his wits, a couple of lemons, and the time-traveller’s best friend- his trusty shifting spanner?
Who wouldn’t want to read a book all about time travel? Eh, unfortunately this book just doesn’t cut it. I had absolutely no idea what was happening the whole time. There is no end goal in mind for the plot and there is no descriptive detail about anything really. I couldn’t picture the worlds or even the characters for that matter. Even the very first enemy our main characters run into is constantly called ‘the Someone’. I also hated the way they talked. In fact there dialogue made me feel kind of stupid when I read it.
I do give props for the cover of the book which is what made me interested in it in the first place. It’s unique and stands out tremendously. Unfortunately that’s really all this book has going for it. =(
1 out of 5 Stars
Thank you Gingell for sending me a copy to review.