Monday, August 22, 2005

Coincidence by David Ambrose

Author: David Ambrose
ISBN # 0-7432-0690-8
290 pages

Isn't it always the small, insignificant, seemingly inconsequential things that lead to the bigger picture? Well, that's what this book does - strings together all the little things to create a whole larger than the sum of its parts. We follow the story of a writer as he decides to the subject of his next book will be coincidence, which sets him down a strange path that may, or may not, be of his own devising. Is he affecting the world around him as he makes his choices? Is it really all just synchronicity? Or is there something, or someone out there making all the moves for him?

It could be seen as slightly coincidental that I even read this book, as it was only because I enjoyed Superstition so much that I purposely looked for another by the same author & this was the 1st of the two I picked up (I've just started Memory of Demons now) & I certainly wasn't disappointed. Slightly harsher in feel than Superstition, slightly edgier & faster-paced (& with good reason, as it's only half as many pages, so Ambrose had a lot to squeeze in there!), this one sped past; my eyes moving down the page quick as lightening. I actually managed to sit down & read this one in just a couple of hours.

If Demons is half as good as these two have been, I'll be a very happy bunny!

Rating: 9/10


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