Couple Few Reviews

Here are two interestin’ reviews found on the web:

“. . .Somers’ Avery Cates books are a bit like a classic noir novel, an action blockbuster and an episode of Leverage in one gritty, dystopian sci-fi package. They are bold, unforgiving exercises in gunfire mayhem, sarcastic banter, and improbable jobs that work just by the skin of their teeth. . .If you’re a sci-fi and/or noir fan, you should be reading these.” —

“. . .Warning: If you have not read Jeff Somers’ two previous books, skip THE ETERNAL PRISON altogether, since the author is not one to rehash the past events for newcomers. And to be honest, it is a bit of a struggle even for those who have read the novels before it, because Somers tries a different tactic in this third installment that will confound even the most ardent reader.” — Bookgasm

I’m actually kinda pleased by both reactions, because I do think TEP is a little more challenging and complex than previous. So what do y’all think? Too complex? Hard to digest? Be interesting to see what folks think.

File this under: Huzzah!


  1. Ben

    Loved it. Thank you for Avery Cates. Looking forward to his further adventures.

  2. Jeff

    I think TEP was more challenging, but in a good way. After the big WTF moment, I looked back and there more than a few hints setting it up.

    Thanks, by the way, for the shout-out. Looking forward to TTS.

  3. Liz A

    I really enjoyed TEP, because it’s one of those books that you can read several times with different levels of knowledge. To me, it’s like the complex classics they make you read in school, except a million times better because it’s actually interesting and I wanted to read it. (The Avery Cates series should actually be required school reading, at least in college.) Its complexity made it easy for me to just sit back, relax, and take my time with the novel. I can’t wait to see how the next one turns out.

  4. jsomers

    Ben – thanks, man!

    Jeff – Hey man, praise my books and I will ALWAYS shout you out! I appreciate the commentary, and I’m really glad you liked the books!

    Liz – I’m really happy to hear this; there was some small worry that maybe what seemed clear in my head didn’t translate well onto the page; so thanks for puttnig that to rest.


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