Thursday, 21 June 2012


I love the cover for this book but, by now, I should have realisd the prettier the cover the higher the chance the content inside isn't as good.  Not only does Intrusion have a striking cover, but an interesting blurb to match:

Imagine a near-future London where advances in medical science have led to the development of a single-dose pill which, taken when pregnant, eradicates many common genetic defects from an unborn baby.
Hope Morrison, mother of a hyperactive four-year-old, is expecting her second child. She refuses to take The Fix, as the pill is known. Her refusal divides her family and friends and puts her and her husband in danger of imprisonment or worse.

Is Hope's decision a private matter of individual choice, or is it tantamount to wilful neglect of her unborn child?

I wasn't left with a good impression and, having read it only a couple of weeks ago, can't remember exactly what took place within the pages.  There was something lacking, a vagueness that clouded over the whole of the book so that I remained detachted.  It tried to hard to be a commentary on the big brother society, but Intrusion couldn't decide if it wanted to be specualative or full blown sci fi.  The characters were not engaging either; like Christine not having a reason for declining a fix, I could find no reason to empathise with the Morrisons or the other characters.  The only exeception were the segments on unfair profiling, but these too got lost.  A bit of a muddle, and a shame it couldn't be as good as the cover suggested.

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