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  • By Claire Lucia-Wright
    Jun 29, 2014
    Wonderful imagery and a compelling story. Another great book from Kneel Downe. Amazing! Buy this book.
  • By Ian Foulger
    Mar 5, 2014
    Total Infection has Occurred Proceed to Infection Control You cannot be Cured Infection will be Monitored The third book from Kneel Downe returns to the beginning of the VirulentBlurb universe with a collection of stories to tell the history of Joshua Knight, the 'FALL', Sylvia's story and a peek at Lyca(..the 'other' wolf) all of which serve to feed the infection contracted by reading the previous books. Written in the same sharp style of the previous VirulentBlurb:Fractures, it is a short book but it is the one that defines Kneel Downe as an extraordinary wordsmith, especially "A Breaking of SKIES". This is told as a series of interview soundbites from many of the main characters. Kneel uses phrasing,language and emphatic pauses to distinguish each speaker. It is done so perfectly that after a page or so you can hear the voices of each speaker and have no need to be told who is speaking. Many authors use this technique but few master it, Kneel Downe has not just mastered... More > it, he has perfected it to an extraordinary level. Many questions are answered in this book but it then poses many more. Threads interweave and drive on to new directions. The one thing that Reflections achieves is to ensure you will read the next book, you have to, to control the Infection that is and always will be the VirulentBlurb. You may have become infected, there may be no cure but you will not care! May the VirulentBlurb continue soon.< Less
  • By Denise Sutton
    Feb 19, 2014
    All good books create a world which is believable and understandable. The most successful Science Fiction books, films and TV shows do this too, irresistibly pulling your mind along into a ‘what if’ that, in extreme circumstances, can and should keep you awake at night, mind racing as you imagine what you would do, how you would be, in that world. Or maybe that’s just me. Kneel Downe’s latest book, Virulent Blurb: Reflections has indeed created a world that is beautiful, terrible and strange. The sun has vanished from the sky, replaced by a huge, static moon. No rain anymore, just endless dust. The people of this Blurbian world, survivors all, can only exist now on their wits, on what they know and understand of the place in which they find themselves. There is mysterious power, possibly the only thing resembling any form of authority, in the Pyramid, and the horror of everyday technologies gone irredeemably wrong at the edge of the recent past, lurking on street corners and in your... More > apartment when you come home at night. The Virulent Blurb books fill all of the criteria for good, dramatic, science fiction. The short, sharp paragraphs (parts of the stories were originally released on Twitter) condense, rather than dissipate, the power of the words. The images are crystalline, the characters and the ruined world are clear in your mind’s eye, usually in shades of violet and neon, with a hint of furry grey and old black leather. There are many wonderful, weird and downright beautiful characters in Kneel’s books. Some have magic at their command, some are jaded and wise. But most distract themselves from the shadows in the alleyways by splicing their genes with those of animals, tattooing themselves with living ink, with hard drugs and brain-splitting forms of entertainment. I can’t recommend Virulent Blurb: Reflections highly enough. Immerse yourself, tell them Geldof sent you. And have a vodkacaine on me.< Less
  • By Dominic Conlon
    Nov 17, 2013
    Start reading. Don't stop. Kneel Downe's latest book (hot on the heels of the excellent Amelia's Song) is vigorous, tantalising and demanding. Imagery is Kneel's forté and here he delivers line after line until you are neck deep in story in the most unexpected way. This is sci-fi from the future and Kneel is way bigger on the inside.
  • By Andy Fairchild
    Nov 14, 2013
    After the more fantasy leaning Amelia's Song, Virulent Blurb: Reflections returns to the gritty Sci-Fi world of the first book. Billed as the sequel to Fractures, in typical Kneel style, it is in fact a prequel. Reflections fills in a lot of the blanks left from the previous books, but it also asks many more questions. I can't wait for the next instalment to find out more. Kneel's writing style is new and innovative and with each book release, he seems to grow into it further. In my opinion, Reflections is Kneel’s best book yet. Considering the quality of his previous work, that’s no mean feat. If you haven’t read Kneel Downe’s work before, go and buy it. If you have, you’re in for a real treat with Reflections.
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First Edition
Kneel Downe
November 5, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.61 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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