Clockwork Angels: The Novel Hardcover – 2012
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About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson is a bestselling science fiction author of over a hundred novels. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, DC Comics, StarCraft, and X-Files and, with Brian Herbert, is the co-author of twelve novels in the Dune universe. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; the Terra Incognita trilogy; Resurrection, Inc.; Hopscotch; and others.
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Top Customer Reviews
Fans of the band Rush will get a kick picking out the various lyrics and album titles that are woven in throughout the storyline.
As it stands it reads like a light Young Adult novel with no substance.
The whole idea of supporting an album (Rush: Clockwork Angels) with a novel is not only unique but extremely creative. The partnership of Anderson/Peart/Syme makes the entire package a great experience for the reader and fan.
The storyline is reminiscent of Ayn Rand's "Anthem" and Rush's "2112" with the individual having to decide between individualism and collectivism. The surprise though was that our main protaganist, Owen Hardy, was able to persevere and accept his fate and managed through it without having to change the world or set the world on fire.
I did find that the continuous use of Rush lines/lyrics throughout the story a tad disruptive and somewhat cheesie for this reader as it distracted from the overall flow of the story. Instead of reading on, the reader stopped to pause and reflect on the many great songs Rush has recorded over the years. With that said, the use of the CA lyrics at the start of each chapter was extremely helpful in setting up the next stage(s).
The books' ending was very well thought out and introspective as to why Owen Hardy did what he did. And, to that end, the authors tended to their readers very well.
The CA package is extremely well done with a strong story line (Peart/Anderson), beautiful drawings (Hugh Syme), lyrics for each track of the ablum (Peart) and a great afterword from Peart to provide the backdrop for this working concept.
It is a story that young and old will enjoy.
Most recent customer reviews
This novel is a "must read" for any true fan of Rush music and Kevin Anderson's writing. Mr. Peart and Mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kevin Madden
What a terrific compliment to the album. This is a very enjoyable read that brings the album to life.Published 23 months ago by Scott Rempel
It a book and it's about Rush! What's not to like? If you like Rush as I do, you will love this book.Published on Sept. 2 2014 by Ukiah