Marshal Zeringue of the Writers Read blog recently asked what I was reading and what I had on my TBR pile. Naturally, I revealed all.
Also, I just saw the CMIS Resource Bank website has a listing for all three Hal books, giving each a nice review and rating them as suitable for ages 13+. (This site is run by the Western Australian Education Dept, and I guess that explains all the wa.edu.au visitors to the spacejock.com.au site ... they can't all be after simple recipes.)
Snips from the reviews for each book:
Hal 1: "As might be expected, things start to go wrong and just keep going that way in this clever novel."
Hal 2: "The rich variety of characters and the very clever humour is attention-holding from beginning to end."
Hal 3: "The satire is great, the plot oddities continue to fascinate. Simon Haynes wants to write fifteen Hal Spacejock books. We are happily waiting."
I like how each review ends with a plea for the books to be turned into a TV series or a movie. (Although the phrase 'over my dead body' springs to mind. Hands up if you've seen a mainstream movie oozing with clever humour* lately.)
* Hey, that's how the reviewer described it ...
Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)