Great new review of my first novel, ‘Is death really necessary?’

reviewed By Charles Remington for Readers’ Favorite Is death really necessary? by [Moore, Judi]

“Teddy Goldstein is dying, but she manages to leave her highland home and travel by jet pod to Edinburgh for the funeral of her father. Later, at the reading of the will, she is surprised to have been left the company which had been her father’s lifetime obsession – the company that took him away, making him a virtual stranger to her as she grew up. Is Death Really Necessary? by Judi Moore launches us straight into the complex world of nanotechnology and is a fast-paced adventure which will find Teddy using the resources of her newly acquired company to launch a project to save herself; a project which will have far-reaching implications for the whole human race; a project which will bring her love, adventure and much, much more. But the brilliant, secretive, unpredictable genius who will bring about her salvation has his own agenda. Determined to put an end to fossil fuel powered personal transport, the project which he runs in tandem will bring about even greater changes to the entire planet. Journalist Lox Tuthill and Detective Sergeant McCall are both determined to track down those involved. But as the fabric of society starts to fall apart, will they have any chance at all to bring a halt to the impending nanoid-fuelled disaster facing humanity?

Is Death Really Necessary? is part science fiction, part thriller and part love story. Judi Moore’s title doesn’t really give much of a clue as to the narrative content of what is a very readable book. The story line moves along at a brisk pace and involves a cast of solid, believable characters immersed in a complex but well thought out plot. The author deals with difficult technical concepts in a way that a layman can easily follow. I did feel, however, that the truly dramatic, global repercussions of the nanotech projects described in the book seemed rather inconsequential to the characters involved. These were treated with seeming nonchalance, perhaps some indifference. Nevertheless, I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought the characterizations, particularly that of D.S. McCall, worked very well. Judi Moore is a talented author and I do not hesitate to recommend this book.”

 

Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed.

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