After months of neglect I finally have a new review up at bookrater.co.uk.
You can see what I thought of Ian McDonald’s Brasyl here. A short preview follows:
Marcelina Hoffman is a reality TV producer who likes martial arts and will contemplate most things in the interest of good telly. Desperate for her next break she’s searching Brazil for the footballer that shamed the nation in the world cup half a century before. In the mid-21st century a street-wise Edson finds himself embroiled in the illegal trade in quantum technology. In the 18th century Quinn, a Jesuit priest, searches for another of his order who has gone rogue deep in the jungle where he is harbouring a dark secret. Such are the threads of story on which McDonald embarks in what is an entertaining but flawed novel.