Editorial Review couresty of Readers Favorite (goo.gl/3DJYmW)
I often wonder if we can keep civilization going along the bumpy road we are currently on. The threat and possibility that war, or something equally as devastating, will throw us into a primitive setback seems stronger than ever before. We have avoided this fate for my entire life and I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief when we thought we had made it through the Cold War relatively unscathed. I suspect our relief might have been premature. The struggle not to blow ourselves up may end up being a constant one. I like science fiction that shows some of the possibilities when we finally do. Some of my friends say I'm a pessimist. I think I'm a realist. That's why I found When Nothing is All You've Got easy to believe. It is also why I liked it. I think Kirsty Dallas is a lot like me. She is a realist, living among optimists who label her a pessimist. She is also an excellent writer.
I like When Nothing is All You've Got because it is a real, gritty world with real characters. I like that. Too many science fiction writers don't seem to really know what it's like to live at the bottom of a vicious food chain. Kirsty Dallas does. The writing is great. You need that to pull a novel like this off. The characters and the personal interactions are perfectly displayed and I could relate to every deal, every attempt to stab someone in the back, and every failure of trust. The plot is good and the action moves along at a crisp pace. For me, the setting is the strongest feature in When All You've Got is Nothing, but Nada herself is an appealing element too. But this world created her and, though she is gritty, she is extremely beautiful.
Torturously beautiful!When Nothing Is All You've Got is a phenomenal read. From the beginning, I was _IN_ Nada's Underworld. Phenomenal! Super-charged with badassedness, it evoked so many potent emotions in me through what Nada and Shadow went through and felt along the way. So much heart and pain in this story. It's a dark read, but one well worth your time. This may be my new favourite Kirsty Dallas read, and I don't stay that lightheartedly. I love her comedies. I love her contemporary romances. Violet Addiction was a new kind of stunningly, painfully, beautiful story from her and my favourite by far.When Nothing Is All You've Got had me on the edge of the bed because of its heart and pain and beauty and hope. Kirsty blew this out of the water. ~ Book Nerd Fan Girl Blog
About the Author
Kirsty Dallas still has trouble spitting out the title 'author'. When people ask her what she does for a living, she starts by telling them about her 2 day a week job working for an optometrist before slipping on the end in a hushed tone 'I also write...and stuff'.
She writes comedy, Decker's Wood being an international best-seller and award winner, and also writes in the sub-genre of contemporary and dystopian romance. Kirsty has a closet horror fetish, Wolf Creek...O.M.G, which has seen her embark on joint projects in the literary and film world with Director and screenwriter, Chris Sun. As co-writer of the film Boar, Kirsty gained an intimate knowledge of the Australian film industry. She will soon begin on her second film manuscript with Chris Sun, House For Rent, a ghostly horror which will scare the pants of the most hardened horror fanatic!
While she adores writing, and cannot imagine a world without words, she also loves passing on the knowledge she has accumulated over the years to those just starting out. So feel free to PM her over at Facebook, or email any time.