257th out of 389 books — 185 voters
Crash Deluxe (Parrish Plessis #3)
by Marianne de Pierres (Goodreads Author)
After inheriting a less-than-glorious empire within the Tert, Parrish Plessis-coup leader, bodyguard, and overall dangerous vixen-has her hands full, and her head even fuller. She's still under a blood debt to the Cabal Coomera. She's trying to take care of the growing population of stray social castoffs who have come to her for protection. And the nasty high-tech parasite...more
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Nov 08, 2009 Jay rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Third in a series and a fairly different tone to the last 2. Almost in a Gormenghasty way as the heroine is taken out of her strange environment and thrust into something that seems much more familiar (to us). And it doesn't really work as well. The cahracter should be a fish out of water but seems to fit in too easily. Very clear Australian content here which was also missing from the previous two. Rated MA for sex scenes, sexualised nudity, frequent violence, drug use, coarse language and rand...more
This was the best book out of the three. I don't feel like a lot was resolved for this being the last book. It was still entertaining to read, but some was hard to follow and I didn't like the ending but maybe she's gonna write another book for this series to end it a little better.
I really liked this cyberpunk/post-apocalyptic series. This is apparently the final one, going to be stopped at a trilogy. I liked it well enough except for the actual ending, which implies very strongly a certain choice, but doesn't show it. I prefer to know, not presume. So the book left me with a foul taste in my mouth.
Marianne de Pierres is the award winning author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion science fiction series. Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, three sons and three galahs. Her newly released young adult dark fantasy novel, Burn Bright, is one of her most loved books. Burn Bright is...moreMore about Marianne de Pierres...