The Detainee: the Island means the end of all hope - The Detainee (Paperback)Peter Liney (author)
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'Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all' - Amazon Reviewer
There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The island means the end of all hope, until Clancy finds a reason to fight back.
When the fog comes down and the drums start to beat, the inhabitants of the island tremble: the punishment satellites, which keep the tyrannical Wastelords at bay, are blind in the darkness, and the islanders become prey.
The inhabitants are the old, the sick, the poor: the detritus of Society, dumped on the island with the rest of Society's waste. There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The satellites - the invisible eyes of the law - mete out instant judgement from the sky.
The island is the end of all hope, until Clancy finds a blind woman living in a secret underground warren and discovers a reason to fight . . .
'Impressively dark' - Financial Times
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 20 mm
Fascinating ... interested to see what happens next' * Thinking About Books *
Peter Liney is a description genius ... The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all * Fresh Fiction *
I'm already anxious to read the next book in the series . . .You wouldn't want to be on this island, but you sure will enjoy getting a glimpse from the comfort of your couch * GeekDad *
a very slick dystopian story that impressed me in the way Liney describes the world he created . . . I knew The Detainee was going to be a special read but until I read the last page, I had no idea just how good it really was * Speculative Book Review *
a heartbreaking dystopian story about survival, cruelty and slowly regaining a little bit of hope * Draumr Kopa *
The Detainee had me gripped * And Then I Read A Book *
Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all * Amazon Reviewer *
An edge-of-your-seat dystopian novel for adults. perfect for anyone who loves dystopian fiction and refreshingly realistic characters * The Qwillery *
Dark brutality but also a beautiful, compelling message about love and courage * Library Thing *
'An impressively dark, dystopian piece with much to say about capitalism's tendency to treat human beings as commodities, disposable when no longer useful' Financial Times. * Financial Times *
'Fascinating ... interested to see what happens next' Thinking About Books. * Thinking About Books *
'Peter Liney is a description genius ... The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all' Fresh Fiction. * Fresh Fiction *
Intense and so beautifully crafted, The Detainee is an unputdownable (now I'm inventing words to describe this transcendental experience!) dystopian thriller that deserves all the praise heaped on it. A scathing social commentary on how we treat our old, on the media and the meltdown of values and morals in today's life. Highly recommended read! * Fantasy Smorgasbord *
A dramatic extrapolation of current global issues * Sydney Morning Herald *
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“George Orwell would approve”
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