September 27, 2012

Review: Playing Havoc by Steve Morris

Just how would we cope in an event where every electronic device on our planet was rendered useless in an instant? If all electric power, industry, basic utilities, transport and the very communications that we all take for granted were zapped in a single moment, how would life carry on? What skills do we possess to cope with and help us rebuild life from its very foundations?
Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British Island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace. A reluctant man with enough problems of his own to deal with finds that the longer the havoc goes on, more and more of the islanders turn to him for help.
 Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the work of Steve Morris. It is very refreshing to read a story apart from the main stream, everyday context. The storyline is interesting in a way that makes you actually think about all that could and would go wrong. Giving you a better concept of not only the things and people around you, but of yourself as an individual. The main character is a likable sort of fellow, if not a little detached from the world around him. He grows as a person in his perceptions of the the people and things around him. More importantly, he learns a lot about his inner self. This book not only deals with the relationships you have with others, but the relationship and understanding you have of yourself. The storyline is solid and very realistic. This story gives everyone who reads it food for thought. This was an interesting read. I can actually imagine the things in the story coming to pass. I'm very fortunate to have had the chance to read this book 
Publisher-Pneuma Springs Publishing
Reviewer Rating; 4.5 Stars
Thank you to the athor for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!


1 comment:

  1. Excellent,Mechele.
    Thank you for your support.
    Keep up the good work. You know how close to my heart your literacy cause is.
    Steve Morris


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