The Detainee: the Island means the end of all hope - The Detainee (Hardback)
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The Detainee: the Island means the end of all hope - The Detainee (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 04/07/2013
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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
ISBN: 9781782060321
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *
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 *

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“a modern classic”

Although this book is in the SF/Fantasy section, it should be read by everyone. Very thoughtful but also very entertaining, and Clancy's got to be one of the best heroes ever. I read it in a weekend and might... More

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“George Orwell would approve”

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.

His main character, Clancy, is an ageing "Big... More

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“What a great read!”

It’s poignant, thought provoking, moving and disturbing but there’s also great warmth and humanity. This is a really well written book, with vivid imagery and believable characters. I found it, to coin a phrase,... More

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