Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Falling Sideways by Tom Holt


"From the moment Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilization. Fire. The Wheel. Running Away from furry things with more teeth than one might reasonably expect—all are testament to man's ultimate supremacy. It is a noble story and so, of course, complete and utter fiction. For one man has discovered the hideous truth: that humanity's ascent to civilization has been ruthlessly guided by a small gang of devious frogs. The man’s name is David Perkins, and his theory is not, on the whole, widely admired, particularly not by the frogs themselves, who had invested a great deal of time and effort in keeping the whole thing quiet." -- from the publisher

My thoughts:

While I found parts of this book amusing, especially David's interactions with the clones and the frogs, I felt that the storyline was repetitive at times and was sometimes hard to follow.

Date read: 9/14/2008
Book #: 67
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 1841491101
ISBN-13: 9781841491103
Publisher: Atom
Year: 2005
# of Pages: 416
Binding: Trade Paperback
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