October 20, 2010
‘People are “awakened to what’s happening” by many different paths. A thriller novel is one of these paths. It just happens to be one of the better ways of becoming aware.’ David Robinson from L.I.V.E on my eco thriller
L.I.V.E stands for Locals Into Victoria’s Environment and David popped along at my recent talk on environmental thrillers in Port Melbourne. I very much support his sterling efforts raising awareness of climate change and was delighted when he wrote this review of my novel:
‘I finished The Genesis Flaw in two days, interspersing reading a few chapters at a time with updates to my website http://www.live.org.au. Sometimes I “tease out” reading a book. It adds to the suspense.
The Genesis Flaw was fantastic! It is a really fast paced thriller in the style of Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Identity series. The main difference is the hero is a feisty woman who never gives up, no matter how bad the situation gets. I just can’t wait for the film to come out!
As a climate change activist my interest in Genetically Modified Foods has been minimal up until now. But I can believe that GM companies are just as powerful, and ruthless in protecting their vested interests, as the companies who rely on burning fossil fuel. OK, The Genesis Flaw is a work of fiction, but it is so good to be introduced to a subject via a book that explains the issues so clearly, in layman’s terms.
People are “awakened to what’s happening” by many different paths. A thriller novel is one of these paths. It just happens to be one of the better ways of becoming aware.’