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Pandaemonium reviewed for The Guardian

Patrick Ness passes his eye over Christopher Brookmyre’s latest and decides that underneath its apparent B-movie exterior “lies a beating heart and a cheeky brain”.

Patrick also suggested that, whilst there’s plenty for an adult audience to love in Pandaemonium, he thought the mix of action, insight and wholly three-dimensional characters in the book would make it ideal for a slightly younger audience as well:

“With vivid plotting, detailed characterisations and vigorously sincere debates over the nature of heaven and hell, all coupled with profanity, sex, and cheerful slaughter, teenagers will probably devour Pandaemonium in the same droves the rest of us furtively did with Stephen King when we were that age.”

Read the full review on www.guardian.co.uk.