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Intelligent Life

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Intelligent Life
(Bright Spark)

The quiet unassuming one in a family of high-achieving attention-seekers, Jonathan is nevertheless filled with a deep curiosity about the world. And when his father, a drink-addled journalist, mysteriously vanishes overnight, despite suggestions that he should leave well alone, Jonathan cannot resist looking into the matter.

And that is how t
Published 2011 by Global Drama Productions
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Nea Barabea
Apr 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Intelligent life is an exiciting and interesting read. I must admit, at the beginning I didn't know, if I should accept it or not, because it wasn't really my genre, but I am happy I did. Intelligent life is such a funny read, full of interesting turns out.

At the beginning I was a little confused. The story starts with a boy, Jonathan, who choked on a peanut, while reading a book. And he dies. He gets to experience his life again from the beginning. When the »movie« of his life arrives at the mo
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
When you are the "victim" of circumstances where favor is constantly nipping at your heels, you'd assume you're the lucky one, right?

Not exactly.

Jonathan Higgs Boson is not your typical kid living a typical teenager life. Sure, he's got the divorced parents - Mom's overprotective and Dad's a recovering-sober journalist. He's got a twin brother who's the exact opposite of everything Jonathan's ever been. He goes to school. He has friends. He plays chess. He eats peanuts.

It all started with the
Rachel Cotterill
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, read-in-2012
Intelligent Life is the story of Jonathan Higgs Boson, a quiet teenager who wants nothing more than a quiet and uneventful life. Unfortunately, events seem to be conspiring against him, particularly when his mum has to travel for a few days and Jonathan goes to stay with his dad, a perpetually-drunk ex-journalist who's thoroughly convinced that a famous business magnate is up to no good.

From this inauspicious beginning, things don't get any easier for Jonathan (whose name overlaps with that of a
Alex English
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: funny, ya, sci-fi
A funny, geeky, fast-paced romp. If you like Douglas Adams, you'll like this.

It's the story of Jonathon Higgs Boson, his drunk Dad, evil billionaire Balustrade and space detectives Lugubrious and Sidereal. I loved the sciencey-bits and the London setting. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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As a story editor, head writer, series producer and screenwriter, Neil has been responsible for a helluva lot of drama.

Over the years he has also had a number of close shaves with death, the most recent being when he was hit by a car, flew forty-five feet through the air and landed on his back.

He loves swimming in the ocean and cites butterfly, bicycles, books and biscuits (dunked) as some of his
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