for Quantum Marlowe
Mack Little - author of "Scions of Darkness"
Lazar Roberts’ Quantum
Marlowe is a quirky Tech-noire that features a gritty, fast
talking detective who travels through parallel universes to track
down a stolen powerful religious relic. Once he obtains it,
Marlowe must outmaneuver a drug-pushing mafia queen, mad-hatter
scientists, and a gang of hardened killers in order to return it
to its rightful place. Glenn’s clever narrative takes us through
a high-stakes, high-energy quest while introducing intriguing
ideas of quantum dynamics. Similes and metaphors fly at sometimes
breakneck speeds, harkening to Raymond Chandler novels.
Overall this novel is an entertaining joyride that challenges the
reader with its complexity, twists, and layered nuances.”
NetGalley: not rated
wow. Quantum Marlowe is a fun romp that mixes the
detective genre with science fiction. It brought to mind authors
like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
vivid, and often strange, this book is its own adventure and
worth the journey.”
NetGalley - Virginia Williams:
Marlowe isn't five feet tall, but the hardboiled detective PI
can usually take care of himself with his smarts, his mouth, and
his favorite Colt 45. This crazy narrative starts out all crime
film noir and proceeds into overwhelming fantasy sci-fi,
quantifiably unusual and uniquely quirky. The first thing you
have to swallow is the lopped off pinky and the insertion of a
red button, the Universal Indexer. He merely needs to remove the
little pinky cover to expose what is an awesomely powerful
weapon. This is installed before he is sent to retrieve the
Blarney Stone that his uncle had stolen and taken to the Pope.
At the Vatican, the reader begins to get a glimmer that this
isn't just a simple fantasy sci-fi. It quickly becomes so
multi-layered, so complicated and complex that if you weren't
paying attention you'd be lost now. There is a parallel universe
(actually universes--plural), however, as otherwise our clever
Italian Canali suited detective would never have survived the
mobsters who send him deep into Mexico to a hidden Aztec pyramid
in the mountains of the Sierra Madre to deal with the cartel,
who are actually pretty clever themselves.
Author Roberts notes in his bio that he loves language. No
kidding, as this story is chock full of humorous metaphors,
similes, twists of well-known clichés, phrases, and all manner
of tongue-in-cheek connotations, innuendoes, and insinuations.
It's a constant challenge to the English language albeit a fun
This is not a short one, expect to remain for the long haul.
There are few slow-paced passages. The well-plotted and
fast-moving intricate narrative involves multiple well-developed
personalities. Dialogue runs from typical forties film noir to
the wacky. Reading this book becomes a quasi-train wreck
scenario. You can't believe where this is going and you have to
see for yourself how it is going to conclude. I was given this
ebook download by the publisher and NetGalley and appreciate the
opportunity to get into something far from my usual genre.
Recommended for die-hard fans of exceptional avant-garde fantasy
NetGalley - Kelly Watley:
is fearless, funny, savvy, and brave. Cracking good action
mystery...funny, sardonic and fast paced. Loved every minute!!