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Night Train I can honestly say that it wasn t the cover of this book that drew me in, and that s a rarity After reading the synopsis, I was ready for an incredible horror novel This is not that Night Train issci fi fantasy mystery, and I think the reader is supposed to try and figure out the hook, but that was not possible for me I was lost most of the time A amnesiac woman awakens in a train car with a bunch of dead bodies She remembers nothing, not even her name I can t go further than that o I can honestly say that it wasn t the cover of this book that drew me in, and that s a rarity After reading the synopsis, I was ready for an incredible horror novel This is not that Night Train issci fi fantasy mystery, and I think the reader is supposed to try and figure out the hook, but that was not possible for me I was lost most of the time A amnesiac woman awakens in a train car with a bunch of dead bodies She remembers nothing, not even her name I can t go further than that or I might spoil something The author of Night Train is David Quantick, an award winning screenwriter for the show Veep You can certainly tell that by the cinematic qualities of certain scenes Overall, this book was not what I expected, and so it soured me a little toward the story, but I can still recommend it to people who are looking for a crazy book that will REALLY keep you guessing.I was provided a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Thank you to Titan and Netgalley Night Train by David Quantick was not on my radar at all, until I saw Tony Jones comment on a Twitter thread or Facebook post that he was reading it and was really enjoying it.I jumped onto Netgalley to take a look and was intrigued by the cover, the synopsis but also the endorsement by Neil Gaiman I was a bit worried about requesting it through Netgalley, as I d been turned downtimes than approved, so I kept my hopes low When I got the notification that I had been approved, I was so e Night Train by David Quantick was not on my radar at all, until I saw Tony Jones comment on a Twitter thread or Facebook post that he was reading it and was really enjoying it.I jumped onto Netgalley to take a look and was intrigued by the cover, the synopsis but also the endorsement by Neil Gaiman I was a bit worried about requesting it through Netgalley, as I d been turned downtimes than approved, so I kept my hopes low When I got the notification that I had been approved, I was so excited I dove into this one right away.What I liked Night Train is just that a locomotive out of control, barrelling down the tracks This book was equal parts Snowpiercer and 1984 We are introduced to a woman, who awakens on a train She has no idea how or why she is there and is even unsure of who she is From there Quantick creates a truly engrossing and engaging claustrophobic story I couldn t stop reading this one Usually I have five or six books on the go, but once I started this one, I had to read it before anything else I wanted to know just what the heck was going on, who these characters were and as we begin to learnandabout the back story, the world outside of the train and speed towards the finale, I was pulled in harder and harder Quantick has an Emmy win for his work on Veep which means a lot of this is dialogue driven, which worked really well The banter between the three characters that are ultimately introduced was fantastic and made them that muchrelatable, especially as their individual back stories are shared.The train itself, while not fully a character as the setting, also brings an added element Truthfully, I sometimes get turned off by stories purely centered on action on trains, simply because that s it, there is nowhere else to go, but Quantick quickly dispelled any reservations I had.Lastly, the things that are encountered on the various train cars are fantastic and with the way this book ended, I sure hope we get a follow up.What I didn t like One thing this book is lacking is definitive answers Ultimately, I think this will be the thing that will sway a reader whether they loved this book or it wasn t for them I ate it up, but that was the biggest thing I kept repeating to myself I wanted just a bitinformation, a bitdefinition or details.Why you should buy this Titan Books continue to put out some truly stunning works and Night Train is another fantastic addition This book was thoroughly engrossing and as mentioned before, I simply couldn t put it down The characters were great and the dystopian apocalyptic world outside of the train was mesmerizing This was a winner from page one all the way until the end All of My Colors was one of my top books of 2019 so I was excited for this one A plot that reminded me of Snowpiercer it involves people trying to find a way off of a mysterious train At just under 300 pages a lot of time is spent discussing various train car layouts By the time you get to the end the master plot is laid out in Bond villian style The conclusion wasn t very satisfying and the world was confusing With asci fi plot there wasn t enough meat on the bones with this one. Review to come. What a delightfully bizarre and unexpected read I d classify this as dystopian sci fithan horror, though there are certainly horror elements I had no idea what to expect going in, but that made for an enormously rewarding reading experience I read it in a day , and it s way funnier than I would ve anticipated the author wrote for Veep and The Thick of It, so that explains that Definitely pick this up when it s out if you like weird fiction. I like David Quantick as a music writer, and have seen his dry and very fast wit well represented in his TV comedy writing work I know he did a lot of the heavy lifting of TV Burp which is not an easy gig So I was interested in this dystopian sci fi novel from him, which I assumed would be a blackly comic romp Well its a romp, and there are gags in it kudos for the Stations Of The Cross becoming the Stations Of The Very Angry , but this did not really work for me Whilst its got gonzo ideas I like David Quantick as a music writer, and have seen his dry and very fast wit well represented in his TV comedy writing work I know he did a lot of the heavy lifting of TV Burp which is not an easy gig So I was interested in this dystopian sci fi novel from him, which I assumed would be a blackly comic romp Well its a romp, and there are gags in it kudos for the Stations Of The Cross becoming the Stations Of The Very Angry , but this did not really work for me Whilst its got gonzo ideas to spare, and starts with a solid bang the plot and setting makes little sense, even when the god character turns up and explains everything Its episodic, visual and reminded me of nothingthan the outline for a 90 s 2000AD script where satire battles with the need for a cliffhanger every five pages The Night Train is a train which our heroine Garland wakes up on Its empty, except a carriage full of dead people It doesn t stop, but outside is some sort of hellish landscape She soon comes across Banks in a buffet car Quantick puts a lot of buffet cars in his train to allow for exploration , a gruff man who remembers his past well enough but not the past well enough to recognise that the two of them are named after SF authors initially I though Garland was Judy, considering mysterious waking up is very Dorothy After a few monsters on the train they come across Poppy a superpowered cyborg teen skier cue flashbacks , and nothing really makes any sense after this I understand that the train is a metaphor I ve seen Snowpiercer but it is also a train So carriages with bizarre monsters in, traps, clones,buffet cars all sort of mean something But it is mainly for stuff to happen before we get to the revelation which tries to sell the line that in an endless war the safest place to be is on a constantly moving train If I learnt anything from watching Lost is that the longer you set up a meaningful mystery thethe revelation has to make sense In this one it is unclear the timeline of events, how many people are left in the world, the level of technology we have cyborg skier but train It feels cobbled together from lots of other dystopias without too much naturalisation I do not need everything to be explained but when you add a character in to explain it well he has to convince Best read as for the moments of light wit, and if you like sweary gorey carnage but even then I would probably direct you to better 2000AD strips Its not his fault that its the second book I have read in a fortnight where a female protagonist wakes up with no memory But it does now feel a bit of a hackneyed way of letting me know the protagonist was a baddie in the past and I want you to have some sympathy before you discover who they are NetGalley ARC I received an e book ARC copy of Night Train from NetGalley and Titan Books in return for my honest review, which follows below I thank both for this opportunity.The opening scene gives us promises of a tense and secretive read A person wakes up confused of who they are and where they are, not a great way to to start the day Fighting her way to a door, she becomes aware that she is stuck on a moving train, not much of an improvement in my opinion She begins moving in the direction she hopes I received an e book ARC copy of Night Train from NetGalley and Titan Books in return for my honest review, which follows below I thank both for this opportunity.The opening scene gives us promises of a tense and secretive read A person wakes up confused of who they are and where they are, not a great way to to start the day Fighting her way to a door, she becomes aware that she is stuck on a moving train, not much of an improvement in my opinion She begins moving in the direction she hopes will lead to the front of the train, passing through train cars carefully and fearfully She meets another person, a man who claims to have been surviving on the train forthan a month, if his calculations could be in any way correct Each train car that they enter is different, some are buffet cars that offer limited types of food, while others range from common train cars to outright bizarre configurations The windows will sometimes show explosions, ash raining down like snow, or lakes of fire below the tracks None of this helps them remember And the story continues from there but I don t want to give away spoilers.So the obvious comparisons for me are the graphic novel, turned movie, soon to be television series Snowpiercer and the horror movie series Cube There are traps and wrong choices to be made while traveling the train length, which is reminiscent of the Cube franchise In those people would wake up in a room, usually with some memory loss, and have to find their way out of connecting rooms Some are safe to enter, some are booby trapped, there was some math involved in solving it, or trick to making it through safely They were fun, slightly campy movies, with unique ways to mess people up Snowpiercer was an apocalyptic world setting, with a train that runs a continuous track, stuffed chock full with the surviving humanity But class snobbery still exists, because why not , so there are poor people living in filth eating cricket bricks and rich people eating sushi and drinking booze This book felt like it took the middle road in plot from these two, a blend that was unique yet familiar What fell a little flat for me was the character dialogue, at times it seemed like it tried to be jocular but didn t read sincere It also could be awkward whenthan two people would be talking, it could become difficult to tell who was speaking There was also a stretch in the last part of the book where a few sentences seemed to be out of place, making the story feel fractured Unless it was on purpose I think it may be a printing error, it may be fixed by the release date An example without using actual text a question would be answered in paragraph one, without a speaking source given, but the question would not be asked until paragraph two It made it difficult to read for several pages I thought it was an interesting story, I give it 3 stars because I enjoyed most of my time reading it I would suggest it to people to read, my issue with the dialogue is my issue, others may not agree with me of course Some of the later chapters felt clunky and out of sorts, but again, I don t know if that will be present in the final release, or if it is a reading style I just didn t get Night Train is David Quantick s fourth novel since 2016 and his move into fiction is a notable change of literary direction, as he is better known as a journalist and screenwriter whose credits include winning at Emmy in 2015 for Veep Earlier highlights include writing for the famous, but sadly now defunct, alternative British music magazine NME and authoring a biography on the punk band The Clash However, the reason I hold Quantick in such high esteem relates one of his minor projects, which Night Train is David Quantick s fourth novel since 2016 and his move into fiction is a notable change of literary direction, as he is better known as a journalist and screenwriter whose credits include winning at Emmy in 2015 for Veep Earlier highlights include writing for the famous, but sadly now defunct, alternative British music magazine NME and authoring a biography on the punk band The Clash However, the reason I hold Quantick in such high esteem relates one of his minor projects, which is very close to my heart In 2007 he produced a BBC radio show called Reality is an Illusion Caused by a Lack of NF Simpson , a documentary about an obscure but very influential absurdist British playwright I was a massive fan of NF Simpson and was fortunate to meet the great man at an early reading of his final play at the Royal Court Theatre in London For a time, I corresponded with Simpson and even attended the tribute at the same theatre after his death in 2011 Simpson flew under the literary radar and few ever turned the spotlight in his direction, except David Quantick.You can read Tony s full review at Horror DNA by clicking here Night Train is a sci fi mystery where a woman wakes up in a silent carriage with fifteen dead people, and no memory of how she got there I instantly knew this wasn t the horror novel I was looking for when the author started introducing this strange technical world of games, computers, puzzles, etc So now with the help of another man she meets on the train she slowly recognizes that both of them are part of something bigger than they thought Overall, this was a good, action packed read fo Night Train is a sci fi mystery where a woman wakes up in a silent carriage with fifteen dead people, and no memory of how she got there I instantly knew this wasn t the horror novel I was looking for when the author started introducing this strange technical world of games, computers, puzzles, etc So now with the help of another man she meets on the train she slowly recognizes that both of them are part of something bigger than they thought Overall, this was a good, action packed read for fans of sci fi dystopian novels From Emmy Award Winning Author David Quantick, Night Train Is A Science Fiction Horror Story Like No OtherA Woman Wakes Up, Frightened And Alone With No Idea Where She Is She S In A Room But It S Shaking And Jumping Like It S Alive Stumbling Through A Door, She Realizes She Is In A Train Carriage A Carriage Full Of The DeadThis Is The Night Train A Bizarre Ride On A Terrifying 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