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This Devil's Dice

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You can thank a twenty-seven year old heartbroken prodigy for the evolution of crime.

Meet Ethan. Stroke survivor. Scientific student supreme and the first to fabricate genetic identity, a discovery that will change humanity forever. Headhunted and financed by the Baron Vladimir Medvedkov, Ethan is given his chance to shun the scientific community and stun the world with hi
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Published October 22nd 2011 (first published August 22nd 2011)
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Aspho
Nov 07, 2011 Aspho rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I must first of all say that I was approached by the writer-duo Jackson Spence who offered me a Kindle copy of ‘This Devil’s Dice’ for review.

The novel opens with a rather dramatic event occurring in the first couple of pages, but then goes back in time and officially starts with the introduction of its protagonist, Ethan, his girlfriend Olivia and a Russian magnate referred to as ‘The Baron’ (the latter, for some odd reason, I kept picturing as Gary Oldman in the film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’).
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Lauren Smith
This was torture. Never have I slogged through so much purple prose or received so little in comparison to the effort and patience I put in.

Ethan is a 27-year old genius working on revolutionary research for his Master’s degree. He’s offered a lucrative proposition by the Baron, a ridiculously wealthy and very shady Russian who owns half the city (we’re not told which city, but it’s clearly first-world). Ethan takes the Baron up on his offer in order to escape the confines of university and the
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Big
Nov 04, 2011 Big rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is different. Very Different. A plot full of intrigue, knowledge,beautiful word imagery abound as one meets the characters and it all unfolds. An indulgent, intelligent and interesting read with an ending that leaves the reader questioning, could this really happen? This Devil's Dice left me completely spellbound and questioning my own sanity by the end of it.
Penelope
Dec 07, 2011 Penelope rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, dystopia
I don't really write reviews, but for this one I will since the writer sent it to me. I gave it three stars because I read it sporadically as I only really can handle 2 books at a time. It's an ambitious book, and I did enjoy it. I think it deserves a re-read at a later stage when I can give it my attention where I think the rating will increase. Thanks Jackson!
Donald Armfield
I want to thank the author for the ebook. I did a lot of skipping forward but I wasn't to interested. in the beginning I had no idea what was going on. toward the end it gets better readers of psychological thrillers will enjoy. But for me I'm a surrealism reader. Very nice work by author on plot and characters description.
Morgan
Nov 03, 2011 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A descriptive chef d'oeuvre. Words, intricately woven, capturing the layers and textures of a nameless city, its vixens and villains, the lost, the lonely, the forgotten. Let the exploits of the protagonist serve as a warning to all who pursue their desires with blind, unadulterated ambition.
Wendy Hines
Olivia works as a hostess at a restaurant owned by Vladimar Medvedkov, a powerful man who craves more. When her boss calls her boyfriend Ethan for a meeting, Olivia is excited. She believes only good things will happen with the Baron involved and wants Ethan to impress him.

Ethan is a scientist who has been working in his lab for years on human genetics. What he believes is possible he cannot prove. He doesn't have the finances to put his theories into practice. However, Vladimar offers him his d
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Kylos
Nov 11, 2011 Kylos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book, I was reminded of two aspects that make reading such a pleasure.

Firstly, when it comes to reading a good book, the process is as important as the destination. Some people, perhaps due to impatience, are frustrated when books provide details and take time to develop a rich plot. But when reading, it's not so much the destination we are concerned about as the road that takes us there. That;s what I enjoyed about this book - the author(s) take their time to introduce and develop
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Justin
Oct 25, 2011 Justin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I tried to read this but I cannot read anymore I just could not get into it. I kept waiting for something to happen and it hasn't. The plot seems very dry to me and its hard to follow. I couldn't tell if the character was talking or the author as a narrator. A lot of big words were used where they didn't need to be and it made it hard to follow. It would be a good book if your into the kind of genre it is.
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If you were lead to believe that Jackson Spence* once came from royalty only later to be disowned, you’d be wrong and we apologise for that. That he was a disgraced politician, a debauched circus performer, a disembowelled (m)anorexic or a disgruntled rock star you would unfortunately again be wrong. We prostrate ourselves before thee and humbly ask your forgiveness, for Jackson Spence is not, in ...more
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