Monday, January 3, 2011

Preincarnate - Shaun Micallef

About the Book
Alexander Pruitt is a twig. He is murdered and wakes up as Richard Cromwell, son of the famous Oliver. The narrator is trying to solve his murder, and eventually tries to prevent it.

My Thoughts
I don't know what to make of this novel. Shaun Micallef is quite witty on tv, but this book seemed a bit confused. It swapped between narrators... I think... and sometimes the story was interrupted by an aside for a joke... which is ok... if it was relevant... or funny.

I'm a bit annoyed with this book. Again I was suckered in with the time travel theme... although it was by soul transference. It had a really interesting story line where after being murdered one of the character's soul was transferred to Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell.


  1. Interesting to hear you thoughts on this one - I've been wondering whether to get it or not. As you say, Micallef is always so funny on tv, but I have never read any of his written work.

  2. I think I was expecting it to be fantastic, and was a bit let down. I'd be interested to know what other people think about it.