By Adam Roberts | May 12, 2008
Categories: Book News
Do they like it? You can read Mat Coward's words yourself and judge:
Set in the tumultuous year of 1848 SWIFTLY by Adam Roberts is an extraordinary novel, which shows us a world where Lemuel Gulliver famous account of his travels was fact, not fiction.
Of course, that might be 'extraordinarily bad', not 'extraordinarily good'. So I read on. But it all comes good:
This is very much science fiction, not fantasy, in its approach and its philosophy. It is also a strange love story, a satirical social history and a book about the horrors of war. At times the reader needs a strong stomach and, sometimes simultaneously, strong laughter muscles. Roberts has perhaps the most untrammelled imagination in British fiction and here, in the best traditions of the picaresque novel, he lets it roam freely to unforgettable effect.