Well, I was very flattered to see this feature at Kirkus Reviews on books that have lingered in the mind for years after reading. Alongside Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, PD James’s The Children of Men and Ursula Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven there is… The Accord by Keith Brooke.
The piece’s author, John De Nardo, has some lovely things to say about my novel, including:
Here’s a book so jam-packed with cool ideas it could have easily been the basis for multiple novels…
…It’s one of best treatments of posthumanism I’ve ever seen and its ideas are still bouncing around my head years later.
The book has had some of my best reviews. SF Site said it was “one of the finest novels of virtual reality yet written”, while the Guardian described it as “not only Brooke’s best novel to date, but one of the finest to broach the subject of virtual reality”. (It also features some of the most gruelling scenes I’ve ever written, all extrapolated from the novel’s VR premise, but perhaps that’s the subject of another post…)
It’s great to get that kind of response for a book, but I’m particularly touched to get a review like this latest one from Kirkus where it’s marked up for such a special mention.
Feeling pretty damned chuffed right now.
Oh yes, you can find out more about The Accord over on the infinity plus website.