David Skene


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Smashwords book reviews by David Skene

  • Alone on March 07, 2012

    Great little book and interesting idea too, had patches of Solaris (which I've just read and how I found this dark, grim, but beautiful tale) the shinning and 2001. It's a very simple premise of a man who wakes up on an abandoned space ship with no memory, so it's not your typical sci fi space operas, lasers, aliens and new worlds, it all pretty much takes place in a world we can relate too right now, and what a dark, grim and twisted little world it is, so there is more emphasis here on the characters than the science fiction world they are in. Some really great twists and turns too, some of which I had no idea were coming and pretty shocking lol But I couldn't stop reading onwards or put this book down once I started, so the writer must be doing something right here. My only real issues were with the ending, which is why I only give this 4 stars. Well done though for a new writer.
  • Ugly Beautiful on March 09, 2012

    Best book I've read on a long distance train journey. More mystery, thriller than horror I thought, but still a pretty damn good quick and easy read all the same, with a simple yet well executed premise. Takes a chapter or two to get into it, but once the main character is on the run and the mysterious girl is introduced then I just couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting. Some cracking little twists and turns which made it an excellent read for the price. I did find a couple of grammar and spelling mistakes, but because I never paid 6.99 retail then I'll let you off.