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Excerpted from Kirkus Reviews, October 2012 -- “A zippy sci-fi adventure that keeps both the narrator and the reader on their toes. Mellott blends high-tech sci-fi with rapid-fire dialogue, making for an appropriately high-energy reading experience. Steeped in cutting-edge neuroscience, literary arcane... this action-packed tale will satisfy readers looking for entertainme ...more
ebook, First, 432 pages
Published December 21st 2012 by Triadic Press -- DKM Productions, Ltd. (first published October 4th 2012)
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M.R. Graham
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shall I say hurray? It took me long enough to get through this, for which I am deeply ashamed.

I was warned about lame puns, and lame puns there were aplenty. That's all fine, because lame puns are the best kind. Lame puns aside, Exophobe was a very smart read. Witty, sharp, hilarious at times, occasionally poignant, slightly pungent in places. I'm sure it says something that my personal favorite character was essentially the voice of the protagonists's Palm Pilot. I'm looking forward to the seq
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Tylina
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off I will say that you should not go straight from a Victorian steampunk book, into the EM field. Talk about losing your stream of conscience and sense of self!

Once I finally got into the writing style of Mellott (or perhaps just Enoch's unique voice), things proceeded along quite nicely. I am also not used to having the 4th wall so transparent in the books I have read, so that was another change for me. But change is good, and it actually fit very much with the feeling of the book.

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Martin Landry
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed this novel; the "voice" of the narrator makes the flow easy, while still allowing the author to deluge the reader with often hilarious puns and obscure sub-references. I enjoy reading things that teach me without my realizing it, and this book had me searching with Google on more than one occasion. If you are a fan of Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore or Dave Barry, you will find things to like about "Exophobe". The humour is smart (well, mostly!), the plot is sufficiently con ...more
Jeremy
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This has easily become one of my favorite books of all time. I can't wait for the next one! The style of writing is unique, entertaining, and highly immersive. Any passerby that witnessed my reading of the book would have surely thought me to be a raving lunatic. Often I would burst out with laughter and in return receive strange looks. I will recommend this book to everyone I know!
Wendy Bocock
Liked it, especially the hero and his witty banter, quips and puns, but felt that at times the book was too wordy (relying too much on Enoch's word play, and his pleasure with his own intelligence and wit), and at other times it dragged some because there wasn't enough action.
D. Mellott
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Fun to write and fun to read -- but don't just listen to me -- check out the thoughts of others herein --> ...more
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