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"Trust is the latest in a long line of thought provoking, intelligent novels... For new readers this is an ideal starting point to discover this major British talent who despite his innovations and successes of the last decade, you get the feeling is only just getting started." --Shadowlocked --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 1487 KB
- Publication Date : July 22, 2012
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 301 pages
- ASIN : B008NYD00C
- Publisher : Infected Books; 2nd Edition (July 22, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,068,394 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The main character is Tom - he has moved to Thatcham, a small coastal village in England and has retired - even though a young man - he wants to get away from the dog-eat-dog world. So we find Tom living in a small town. At this point Aliens arrive on Earth as their mining starship has a technical problem that they can't seem to fix. As a result the aliens are stranded for a period of time until their home planet can come and pick them up (reminds me of a recent experience I had of a car problem and sitting on the expressway until the tow truck arrived ). Anyway, there are approximately 300+ aliens stranded on earth - we earthlings try to make them feel at home here and are awed and amazed at the presence. The first part of the novels is about the daily updates on TV - kind of like a mini series - even the sci-fi mini-series "V" is mentioned. Slowly, the establishment starts to trust these new visitors, welcoming them to earth, and following them around like pop-stars. But, there are also doubters, people who don't believe they are here for "good" reasons". The book's main character, Tom Winter, is one of the doubters - he has questions. Part of the book describes this acceptance and the cultural conflicts of humans living with aliens. The main character, Tom, a rather distant and paranoid individual, grows progressively more so, isolating himself from just about everyone, as he tries to dig deeper into the aliens' reasons for being here on earth.
I have to admit I thought Tom was a bit to antagonistic at times ... but....I will stop there for fear of giving too much away
The book starts out strong and does a good job of fleshing out the main characters, but stumbles for much of the book as to much focus is placed upon the depression, or whatever, of the main main character. Ultimately almost most of the book is fluff that doesn't go anywhere. This all changes towards the end of the book when the book picks up again as the Aliens reveal and take action of their true intentions.
This book had some great ideas and some solid writing, but to much fluff, numerous chapters of writing that goes nowhere. Ultimately this could have been a great short story. This did not stop me from enjoying it, and I plan on checking out some more of Mr. Moody's work.
Written in the first person, TRUST starts off running, literally as the main character is out for his daily jog and metaphorically as the pace of the book is quick and remains so throughout the entire story.
David Moody has created an alien invasion unlike any other I have read about or seen in a movie. This time there seems little hope for mankind. The story is gripping, the setting is believable and premise is quite chilling. He has once again created the perfect apocalypse. One where the reader is left thinking, "We're all doomed".
I highly recommend this book, just like I highly recommend everything David Moody writes. He is quickly becoming my favourite author of all time.
First and foremost David's books are very much concentrated on the relationships between the fellow man and how they impact the world around them. In Trust David focuses the story around one man, the friends and family in his life, and how they, along with the rest of humanity react to the sudden arrival of Alien beings.
David has a way about making his characters real and believable. At once you will be able to relate to those in the book and start wondering what character you are most likely to emulate in this scenario.
Some chapters tend to be a little slow, but by the end of each it is hard to put down. The need to continue is great and you will be rewarded with a very good ending. Highly recommend.
Additionally, if you enjoyed this book, I recommend picking up David other books, especially the Autumn series!
Top reviews from other countries
With Trust, there is little in the way of preamble, with the book effectively opening minutes before the alien vessel enters the Earth's atmosphere. From this powerful opening, Moody then turns his focus around on to the human characters of Trust and embarks on an exploration of the human condition relating to paranoia, racism, and of course, trust. While reading Trust, the reader cannot help but empathise with Moody's protagonist and be drawn into the story, questioning whether Tom Winter's suspicions are based on xenophobia or actually have some foundation.
It's now been two weeks since I finished reading Trust and I still can't quite put my finger on what makes it, in my humble opinion, an instant classic. Moody has, as with the Autumn series, taken a group of very ordinary people and thrust them into a very extraordinary set of circumstances, yet makes it all so believable. The characters going about their daily business, jobs, relationships, dealing with financial woes contrasts sharply with and enhances the closing chapters of the book.
Trust has been described as "anti sci-fi" by some critics and perhaps rightly so. Trust is an atypical sci-fi story, setting aside many genre cliches while directly referencing the film and TV shows that have shaped contemporary audiences notions of alien lifeforms coming to earth such as V, Alien Nation, War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Independence Day. However, I can guarantee that you will never have read anything like Trust before...
Being objective, Trust will not be for everyone. Moody has a talent for taking his time with telling a story, developing it fully, before building to climactic and even shocking finales in his work and Trust continues this form. Those who don't have the patience for such efforts and are seeking a less cerebral, more action-driven plot would do well to look elsewhere. For those looking for something a little different, infinitely more satisfying and thought-provoking, get yourself a copy of Trust at your earliest convenience.
I've read lots of David Moody's books before and have always really enjoyed them, and I definitely think this is one of my favourites. You HAVE to give it a go, I really can't recommend it highly enough!