Bookgasm digs The Electric Church in a big way. Reviewer Bruce Grossman calls the book “an action movie for the literary set”, but suggests that we got the blurb wrong on the galley.
Don’t believe the back-cover blurb that pegs Jeff Somers’ THE ELECTRIC CHURCH as “BLADE RUNNER meets KILL BILL.” They got one of the movies wrong, in my opinion. It should read “BLADE RUNNER meets THE DIRTY DOZEN, with a dash of Sergio Leone.
(Our crack researchers find that The Dirty Dozen’s Jim Brown appeared in Mars Attacks with Pam Grier, who starred in Jackie Brown which connects in about a dozen ways to Kill Bill, so we’re calling it square.)
But Bruce gets to the heart of what we all find so exciting about The Electric Church — it’s smart, fast-paced, SF that evokes Bladerunner plus your favorite action movie.
Over at Scifichick, Angela calls the book “ a dark, intense and suspenseful novel that had me on the edge of my seat.”
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, chatted with Jeff about the book and the publishing process.
And if you haven’t visited the-electric-church.com yet, now’s a good time. Enterprising readers around the web have already started unraveling the mysteries of the site, so if you get stuck, some clever googling should yield some hints.