Saturday, 17 January 2009

The Bad Tuesdays: Twisted Symmetry by Benjamin J. Myers

Chess Tuesday and her brothers, Box and Splinter, are street rats; outcast children who live on the fringes of society. They know nothing of their past but now they are being tracked by two powerful, rival sides - the Twisted Symmetry and the Committee. They don't know why - but it soon becomes clear that they possess a terrifying legacy for their future.

The Bad Tuesdays: Twisted Symmetry
is the first in a six-part series from UK author Benjamin J Myers. I picked this book up because it came in at work, I thought it sounded interesting, and I liked the character's names (Chess, Box and Splinter). I'm actually still debating whether I liked the book or not.

I never really connected with any of the characters: I thought they were mostly one-dimensional, with no depth or emotion.

The plot itself was just, well, weird. I sometimes found my mind wandering, and had to force my attention back to the page. The slow start didn't help matters, though it did pick up pace during the final hundred pages.

I might read the second book, just to see if the series improves, though I won't be rushing out to buy it. As my friend pointed out today, perhaps it will be a better book because the story and characters are already established. We shall see.

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Hmm...sounds interesting, but I don't know what I would think. Sorry the characters weren't that developed for you!