September 19, 2012
Does the name James Mahoney sound familiar? Do you feel like you seen this book cover somewhere before? Well, it should and you should. Because James Mahoney is our fearless leader of The Dark Globe and he’s been harping on about this book of his for the last couple of months or so. Plus the book covers on the right hand side of the site!
I’ve known Mahoney for somewhere around a year now, meeting him on the WordPress forums eventually working with him on a few projects, The Dark Globe being one of them which is why I’m assistant editor and you’re not.
If there is one thing I know about Jimmy it’s that he’s serious about his writing, I have all the respect for him in the world for dedicating most of his time to his dream and so when he published his first story he wanted to tell us, I jumped at the chance to snag myself a copy of it.
In order to review this story I have to pretend that I don’t know him for a few moments, so I can read this without being biased. Also if you don’t want spoilers, turn away now as I dissect what I like and didn’t like as much about the story.
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September 18, 2012
I’d been waiting for The Long Earth to come out for months and when it finally did I could have bought the eBook version and read it as soon as it became available, but I wanted it in hardback form; so when it finally arrived I pretty much read half the book in the first couple of days.
Then I’d left the book for quite awhile, concentrating on completing my own novel and trying to find work, on Saturday while waiting to go out and get drunk in Leeds, I spent the morning reading the rest of the book and I’m so glad I did.
For those that don’t know, The Long Earth is an infinite amount of Earth’s exactly like ours but the only difference is, on none of the other Earth’s have there ever been any humans. Humans simply didn’t evolve there, when someone releases plans for an inexpensive device that can be made themselves to reach these worlds, called a “Stepper” the world changes forever.
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