[The Suicide Exhibition] E–pub ´ Justin Richards


The Suicide Exhibition

SUMMARY Ü LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ↠ Justin Richards REVIEW Ø The Suicide Exhibition Justin Richards ↠ 1 REVIEW The threat is not new The aliens have been here beforeThe German war machine has woken an ancient threat the alien Vril and their Ubermensch have returned With this new power ultimate Victory in the war for Europe is now within the Nazis' grasp Obsessed with the Occult Hitler and other senior Nazis believed they were destined to inherit t This is right up my alley Aliens magic Nazi s spies I should have loved this I wanted to love this I really really wanted to love this It was just so vanilla So bland Sanitized is the word It should have been dark terrifying gritty rough ghastly gruesomethere was no sense of foreboding or danger The Nazi s were not Nazi enough The Brits not British enough The War felt diminishedThe Aliens not Alien enough Things were just too easy Maybe I am jaded Maybe it was me Maybe my expectations were to high But come on Aliensmagic Nazi s and spies Come on hit me with it The characters were ok Again sanitized To nice To pretty I could go on I wanted to be tantalized I wanted drama I wanted Sara and Guy to hook up But I barley got a kiss Had they gone all English Patient and had sex in the desert I might have been a little happy But we barley got a kiss See SANITIZED All of it And there is a second book This was just interesting enough that I want to see what happens I have plans for that second bookbig plans This one is 35 stars But the cover is amazing 5 stars for the cover 月下夢幻譚神無夜話 4 just so vanilla So bland Sanitized is the word It should have been dark terrifying gritty rough ghastly gruesomethere was no sense of foreboding or danger The Nazi s were not Nazi enough The Brits not British enough The War felt diminishedThe Aliens not Alien enough Things were How to Fly with Broken Wings just too easy Maybe I am Swimming to the Moon jaded Maybe it was me Maybe my expectations were to high But come on Aliensmagic Nazi s and spies Come on hit me with it The characters were ok Again sanitized To nice To pretty I could go on I wanted to be tantalized I wanted drama I wanted Sara and Guy to hook up But I barley got a kiss Had they gone all English Patient and had sex in the desert I might have been a little happy But we barley got a kiss See SANITIZED All of it And there is a second book This was Stir It Up just interesting enough that I want to see what happens I have plans for that second bookbig plans This one is 35 stars But the cover is amazing 5 stars for the cover

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SUMMARY Ü LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ↠ Justin Richards REVIEW Ø The Suicide Exhibition Justin Richards ↠ 1 REVIEW Eo Davenport enter the shadow world of Section Z All three have major roles to play as they uncover the Nazis' insidious plot to use the Vril's technology to win the war at any costJustin Richards has an extremely credible grasp of WWII history and has transformed it into a groundbreaking alternate reality thriller in The Suicide Exhibiti An actionadventure thriller with a dash of science fiction thrown in for good measure Justin Richards The Suicide Exhibition will appeal to Indiana Jones fans and even some science fiction fans The plot is well conceived and paced with thrills coming at a rapid pace The characters while a bit thin are likeable enough and their is enough british humor to spice things up Of course since this book is the first in a series the ending is rather abrupt and thus the docking of one star I ve already latched onto the second one so I can continue this fabulous yarn The German war machine has woken an ancient threat the alien Vril and their Ubermensch have returned With this new power ultimate Victory in the war for Europe is now within the Nazis grasp Obsessed with the Occult Hitler and other senior Nazis believed they were destined to inherit the Earth To this end they are determined to recover their ancient artifacts the Ark of the Covenant the Holy Grail the Spear of Destiny When Dunkirk veteran and Foreign Office trouble shooter Major Guy Pentecross stumbles across a seemingly unbelievable conspiracy he together with pilot and American spy Sarah Diamond and SOE operative Leo Davenport enter the shadow world of Section Z All three have major roles to play as they uncover the Nazis insidious plot to use the Vril s technology to win the war at any cost If your a fan of action novels and enjoy science fiction this book is written for you

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SUMMARY Ü LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ↠ Justin Richards REVIEW Ø The Suicide Exhibition Justin Richards ↠ 1 REVIEW He Earth To this end they are determined to recover 'their' ancient artifacts the Ark of the Covenant the Holy Grail the Spear of Destiny When Dunkirk veteran and Foreign Office trouble shooter Major Guy Pentecross stumbles across a seemingly unbelievable conspiracy he together with pilot and American spy Sarah Diamond and SOE operative L Ever since film became a viable profitable storytelling medium there s been a trend towards adapting stories told in other media Stage plays were first for obvious reasons but moviemakers were soon adapting novels for the screen in the same way that some novels had been adapted for the stage Gone with the Wind began life as a novel before it was adapted for the silver screen and became a hit proving that book to screen adaptations could be incredibly profitable Jane Austen s novels particularly Pride and Prejudice have received the box office treatment many times over the years Most recently adaptations of such entire series of novels like The Lord of the Rings Harry Potter and The Hunger Games prove that not just standalone novels but entire series could be turned into movies that could be both critically acclaimed and incredibly popularThe same trend occurred when television became popular Since producers could run a series of episodes on TV instead of telling an entire novel s worth of story in one film TV became another avenue for adaptation especially for entire series of short stories or novels Mysteries in particular were well suited to TV adaptation the Sherlock Holmes and Ms Marple stories for example have been adapted several times for the small screen and were and still are immensely popular A good example of the latest approach to TV adaptation is the HBO series Game of Thrones an adaptation at least as far as Season 3 recent seasons might be kindly and politely described as revisions of George R R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series has proven that it is possible to throw a movie sized budget at a TV series and have it do very well indeed Since then and studios are adapting books using talent drawn from the silver screen and the pacing of TV to tell the story The latest example of this is the BBC s adaptation of Susanna Clarke s Jonathan Strange and Mr NorrellPerhaps because of this trend some writers appear to think that writing a story first as a book instead of going straight to TV or film is a good idea I suppose they view the bookstore as a testing ground of sorts if their story gains enough popularity as a novel maybe that means it will continue to be popular as a TV show or movie The above is my personal theory as to why Justin Richards The Suicide Exhibition is a novel Another theory is that Richards is adept at writing novelistic extensions of TV shows in his case Doctor Who and so that influence seeps into his other writing Whatever the case The Suicide Exhibition might work well as a TV show perhaps as a miniseries but it doesn t function very well as a novel The Suicide Exhibition opens on the early years of World War II The Nazis have come into possession of a mysterious weapon an ancient mystical power that could turn the tide of the war in their favour However the existence of this weapon is not as secret as they might like British intelligence has gotten wind of it and is doing its best to figure out just what it is the Nazis have what they intend to do with it and how to stop themHowever neither the British nor the Nazis know the true nature of the power the Nazis have unearthed ancient yes and mystical yes but capable of independent thought and it desires nothing less than the destruction and subjugation of the entire human race The first thing that came into my mind when I started reading this novel was Hellboy Everything about it Nazis the Vril ancient tombs secret government organisations all pointed back to the first Hellboy story arc except with slightly less Lovecraft and slightly Indiana Jones At that point I started comparing the novel to what I remembered of Hellboy and found the novel wanting I realised later though that the comparison was hardly fair to the novel after all there are only so many ways one can make use of the Nazis historical involvement with occult matters right Also Hellboy was another kind of story entirely and so although the surface elements were remarkably similar perhaps too similar for my liking I would need another fairer point of comparisonA bit reading led to me decide that perhaps Indiana Jones was the better point of comparison After all this novel was shaping into an adventure story and shared the Nazi occult element with Raiders of the Lost Ark From there it was easy to spot the other elements that made this novel akin to not just the Indiana Jones movies but the Tintin comics and the Allan uartermain novels though hopefully The Suicide Exhibition would do away with the racism and misogyny inherent to the aforementioned examplesBut even with those adjusted expectations I still wasn t uite happy with it The most immediate issue is usually the uality of the writing but that didn t seem to be the problem since Richards is a master at world building with a few choice phrases as the uote below shows An artist s likeness was circulated but no one reported seeing a walking corpse Possibly there were so many emaciated and sleep deprived Londoners that he didn t seem so out of place Possibly people had better things to concentrate on like survivingAlthough there are other parts of the novel that make clear that London is in the middle of the Blitz the above uotes shows that Richards is able to succinctly capture what it was like for Londoners to live in constant terror of a bomb dropping onto them at any time He does this with his other descriptions as well such as this description of a very notable very important man further on in the novel The General Secretary sat a large desk at the side of a huge office He did not look up when they came in gave no acknowledgement that he knew Mikhael and the three men with him had arrived The four of them stood to attention in front of the desk waitingAfter several minutes the Secretary put down his pen and looked up He fixed his deep dark eyes on Mikhael his stare so intense he might be looking into the man s soul Still he said nothingThere was silence for several moments then Secretary leaned forward to study the photographs again It was obvious that the meeting was over Mikhael waited for one of the others to move first then followed them from the room At the door he glanced back at the man at the desk still absorbed in his work He could see why he had adopted the name man of steel StalinBoth uotes show that whatever else might be problematic about his writing Richards can not only turn a good phrase but he can also incorporate historical events and figures seamlessly into his writing This is a good thing though also to be expected from someone whose bread and butter is mostly writing Doctor Who novels Still as someone who s read some excruciatingly bad historical novels even those touched by the fantastic like this one it s clear Richards has taken the time to sit down do research and incorporate that research as seamlessly as possible into his story and I can readily appreciate itHowever although Richards writing itself isn t bad The Suicide Exhibition has one very large issue that gets in the way of everything else its pacing The novel starts very slow and only really starts to pick up towards the end Now this isn t normally an issue with me I m uite happy to have a book start out slow and then pick up towards the end especially if it s the beginning of a series and The Suicide Exhibition is indeed just such a book I expect that sort of thing because I understand the writer s need to establish the setting and the characters and to move necessary plot points into just the right position so that everything can move a bit faster in the seuels thus keeping the overall story moving forward to the very end of the series But I don t feel the same way about the slow start of this novel Since Richards has already proven he can pack a lot of world building in a very small space and since the facts of World War II are well known to most readers thanks in large part to the many documentaries and movies made over the years the slow start has nothing to do with world building Therefore if it s not about world building then it must be about character development building up both protagonists and antagonists so that the reader can become attached to them or at the very least interested in them Unfortunately that s not the case There is very little development for any of the characters they all fit into certain stereotypes and never leave them especially annoying in the case of the female characters While I understand that a certain amount of stereotyping happens in adventure novels because of the focus on plot what I do not understand is why Richards let such stereotyping happen at all when there was no urgent need to keep the plot constantly moving forward The Suicide Exhibition is the first book in a series the plot can understandably take some time off for other things because it has room to grow Why Richards does not take advantage of that to truly build his characters into interesting three dimensional people worth spending time with is beyond me As it stands his characters are irritating to read about the protagonists are barely fleshed out caricatures of a list of character traits from TVTropes and the antagonists the human ones anyway are no better The only good thing about the human antagonists is that they don t cackle threateningly to themselves although they do have a mysterious castle lair which actually existed anyway stereotypes must come from somewhere after all Of course my problems with the characterisation and pace wouldn t be as much of an issue if this story were presented in some other manner say as a TV show As I ve said earlier Richards bread and butter is writing Doctor Who novels and all the characteristics of The Suicide Exhibition point towards the very heavy influence of TV The pacing and characterisation are the most obvious examples of this influence but even the way the story jumps from the point of view of one character to another so closely mimics the cinematography and editing of Doctor Who that I half expected the TARDIS to show up at some point and for the Doctor and his companion to step out and take the Vril head onThis leads me to an interesting uestion why did Richards choose to present this story as a novel rather than as the treatment for a potential TV show As it stands it has all the potential elements for a good TV series perhaps it could even compete with Agent Carter after it s been overhauled somewhat Richards works with the BBC he could have tried to find a way to pitch this whole idea as its own show I imagine pitching it as a show won t be as difficult for him compared to someone coming in from the outside So why didn t he go that routeTwo potential answers come to mind the first is that the idea for a TV show was rejected and Richards decided not to waste the story so chose to publish it as a book instead The second is that Richards chose to go with a novel first as a way to test the waters so to speak for his story and if it gained enough attention and popularity he could then present it as a potential TV show Or there may be some other third answer at work that I can t imagine because I m not Richards and I do not work in the same industry he does Whatever the true answer may be it still doesn t change the fact that this story as Richards wrote and presented it in The Suicide Exhibition doesn t exactly belong on a bookshelf but on TVOverall The Suicide Exhibition has all the potential to make a great TV show but it doesn t work very well as a novel While Richards world building is well done and it s clear his research is solid those ualities do not excuse the shallow characterisation and agonising pace of the first two thirds of the novel with the plot only really picking up speed in the latter third The reader can easily imagine all the action happening onscreen not least because of the way the point of view jumps are structured so why this has to be a novel in the first place instead of a TV show is rather puzzling Richards likely has his reasons but it s very clear to any reader that this novel should have gone straight to TV and not made a stopover on the bookshelf at least not without some serious overhauling to make it better as a novel

  • Hardcover
  • 341
  • The Suicide Exhibition
  • Justin Richards
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9781250059208

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    [The Suicide Exhibition] E–pub ´ Justin Richards This is exciting World War II adventure with British agents from the secret Section Z discovering that the Nazi are not the only enemy in this conflict Thanks to the Himmler's hunt for ancient relics the German's have uncover a strange creatures called the Vril As the Nazi plan to use the Vril the Vril real creepy crawlers plan for the destruction of all humanity The action moves from the streets of London the skies ov

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    [The Suicide Exhibition] E–pub ´ Justin Richards Justin Richards ↠ 1 REVIEW Book ReviewsuicideTitle The Suicide ExhibitionAuthor Justin RichardsGenre MurderHistoricalWarRating ReviewWEWELSBURG CASTLE 1940The German war machine has woken an ancient threat – the alien Vril and their Ubermensch have returned Ultimate Victory in the war for Europe is now within the Nazis’ graspENGLAND 1941Foreign Office trouble shooter Guy Pentecross has stumbled into a conspiracy beyond his imagining

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Suicide Exhibition [The Suicide Exhibition] E–pub ´ Justin Richards Justin Richards ↠ 1 REVIEW Aside from the page count this is no weighty tome and it has no pretensions towards being one A uick paced thriller full of wartime intelligence intrigue mixed with the supernatural The Suicide Exhibition strikes all the notes it shouldThe characters are good fun just the sorts who should be in a book like this The action that they’re involved in is totally preposterous but incredibly enjoyable and Richards’ snappy prose keep

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