July 22, 2017

Orpheus Rising by Bateman

Orpheus RisingThis is the second of Bateman’s books I’ve read (the first was I Predict A Riot) and this one isn’t quite as good.

Orpheus Rising is a much more thoughtful book, and although I did skim a few pages in the middle, it was well worth getting to the end. Simply because the premise of the story is so fascinating.

The hero of the book is Michael, a millionaire reclusive (aka lost) author. His book Space Coast was written and launched before his wife was murdered in a bank robbery. After that he spend the next decade roaming the world. In Orpheus Rising we catch up with him just before the 10 year anniversary of the bank robbery, which his old home town of Brevard is chosing to commemorate with a dinner and garden opening. Michael doesn’t want to go, but gets persuaded into it.

Once there all kind of odd things happen, and it gets a bit sci-fi and a bit thriller, and it’s also a love story, and a murder mystery crime thriller.

Yet again a Bateman book that refuses to be pigeon holed!

So, I’m glad I read it, but I’m not convinced I’ll recomend it to anyone else (it’s probably on the way to charity shop). But I would certainly recommend to read something by Bateman.

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