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Book Title: Six Days|
Date of issue: July 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781906427627
The author of the book: Philip Webb
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.50 MB
Edition: Chicken House
Read full description of the books Six Days:Six days is a dystopian sci fi adventure which is aimed at a younger YA audience. If you enjoyed Beth Revis's Across the Universe you will definitely enjoy this one too.
I must admit the start of this book left me a little confused. You are thrown in at the deep end in a world which is different from our own. The London you are in has been totally annililated by some kind of biological weapon and then by scavs tearing the place apart searching for an "artifact". The people are living are tough lives ruled by a upper class who treat them like slaves. The language used in the story by the main characters very much reflects their social position within this world and takes some getting used to but by the end becomes part of its charm as well.
The main characters in this book are a sister and brother called Cass and Wilbur and you follow the story through Cass's eyes. They come from a scav family and have spend much of their lives searching for the artifact. Whilst Cass is a realist who gets on with it, Wilbur is much more of a dreamer and has ideas about using his comic books as clues to help him find the artifact. When you first meet them this is in fact what he is doing despite being told not to wander off. Whilst off hunting he has an accident and is saved by his sister and a mysterious stranger who is more than meets the eye and from then on the adventure really kicks off.
What I liked about this book is that it was both dystopian and sci fi and as I said it did remind me in many ways of Across the Universe with the sci fi elements. I'm not going to tell you anything specific about the storyline itself but I will say that once the action and adventure kicks off it keeps you engaged throughout and wanting to read page after page to find out what happens next. I loved following the main characters in their hunt for the artifact and loved seeing what the author did with the plot as I was surprised throughout in the way in which it turned out.
All in all a really enjoyable book which is exciting throughout and would appeal to both dystopian and sci fans.
Read information about the authorAt the age of 10 I wanted to be a) an astronaut, b) winner of Wimbledon, and c) an author. In that order. Turns out I hate long-haul flights and I'm rubbish at tennis. But fast-forward 35 years and I did become an author.
As a child I spent many happy days exploring a local rubbish dump, playing out all kinds of post-apocalyptic adventures with friends. This is how I came to write my first book, Six Days - a dystopian sci-fi tale set in a future London.
I've had lots of jobs: a (very bad) waiter, programmer, software designer, seller of beers on the beach, apple picker, postman, subtitler of TV programmes for the hard of hearing, user experience consultant, small business owner. And now a writer. Not exactly a clear career path, I know, but good for picking up material for stories.
Where The Rock Splits The Sky is my second book - a sci-fi Western. I like mixing up genres - it's a chance to break the rules and hopefully come up with something fresh.
My next book is a horror sci-fi historical romance comedy thriller about cookery and espionage... Not really.
If you like fast-paced, surreal action with a sci-fi twist and characters that get on and do stuff instead of moping about falling in love, then you've probably come to the right place.
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