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Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
David Thorpe
ISBN: 9780007247844 (0007247842)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Gorffennaf 2007
Cyhoeddwr: HarperCollins, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 197x130 mm, 304 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Archebir yn Űl y galw Ein Pris: £5.99   
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Ysgrifennwch Adolygiad Cwsmer
Darllen Adolygiadau...
Nofel ffuglen wyddonol wedi ei gosod mewn dyfodol credadwy. Mae Johnny Online a Kestrella yn fodau cymysg - pobl sy'n dioddef o'r Creep, clefyd sy'n mynd ar led drwy'r wlad ac sy'n achosi pobl i gyfuno ag eitemau technoleg ...

A thrilling sci-fi novel set in a believable and terrifying near future. Johnny Online and Kestrella are hybrids - victims of the Creep, a pandemic sweeping the country which causes sufferers to merge with items of technology when over-exposed to their use ...
This sci-fi thriller for younger readers (probably 10+, depending on reading age and preferred genre) won a HarperCollins/Saga Magazine competition in search of new authors. It is David Thorpeís first book but promises not to be his last, since the ending clearly paves the way for a sequel.

A strange new virus has hit Britain and the whole of the UK is in quarantine. The RTGV virus, commonly known as Creep, is affecting mainly children and young people, causing their bodies to merge with their favourite piece of technology. The entire country is in a state of panic and on the verge of economic and social breakdown. The Government has set up the Gene Police and a sinister Centre for Genetic Rehabilitation (CGR). Those suffering from the disease are categorised as Greys, Blues and Reds – Greys are unregistered and on the run; Blues are registered and allowed to live openly in Ďnormalí society, provided they are tagged and have a minder; Reds disappear into the CGR, never to be seen again.

Our two heroes, Johnny Online, a cynical teenager whose parents have abandoned him because he has caught the virus, and the beautiful, sophisticated Kestrel, set out on a mission to find her mother, who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances . . .

My twelve-year-old son loved it. He enjoyed the plot, which unfolds in a consistently well-paced narrative, had clearly engaged with the characters, and was blissfully unaware of the many political and ethical issues Thorpe seeks to incorporate and address: human rights, the power and corruption of the pharmaceuticals industry, manís impact on the environment, global economics, conspiracy theories, the conflict between the rights of the few and of the many and between the individualís duty to self and to society – itís all in there, and more. But itís a good, light read nonetheless.

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiat‚d Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
Mae'r teitl yma yn y categori a/neu is-gategori canlynol:
Rhoddodd Kate Doubleday o Machynlleth i'r teitl yma ac ysgrifennodd:
"This is a gripping and edgy story that leaves the reader questioning the future for ourselves and our relationship with machines. I was entranced by the romantic plot that wraps around you in its complexity, drawing you into political and social issues. A wonderful book – I would highly recommend it."

Rhoddodd Jac Teague o Machynlleth i'r teitl yma ac ysgrifennodd:
"As a child of the techno-generation, you really feel you can relate to the dependence on technology that is portrayed in this book. Okay, it's a bit of an exaggeration from my addiction to my iPod and MSN Messenger, but the points made by the story are made succinctly and clearly, yet without appearing preachy or repetitive – a rarity in literature in general, let alone a book aimed at young people. It makes many points that anyone in the modern Western world can relate to: social breakdown, fractured society, corruption, drug companies and the totalitarian state. The most striking message which I think any reader would say is that it makes you think about the consequences of the actions of humanity and how one day we could very well be experiencing its effects. At a time when the world is in the grips of an AIDS pandemic, the story cannot ring more true. This will definitely appeal to all ages as it manages to combine a love story with a political parallel with such impressive ease. Like all the best modern entertainment, from Harry Potter to The Simpsons, it works on many levels, making it a page-turner for both young and old. The characters are well formed and you get a real sense of their background and also, most importantly, how the terrible events of their lives make them feel? Although the events described are fictitious, the book seems to make every important event seem like another Berlin wall or VE day. With the current state of world affairs, this book couldn't be better timed. Bring on the sequel!"
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