Thursday, 6 November 2014

A Rocking Review of Billy and the Cloneasaurus by Stephen Kozeniewski


5 out of 5 Guitars! (or stars!)

Let me start by saying don't be fooled by the title. It sounds a little silly and I think it might put some people off, but I will say that this has to be one of the best books I've read in a while.

So, here's the deal, if you love 1984 (like I do!) you will enjoy this book. The influence of George Orwell's classic is all over this book - but in a good way. And judging from the references I would guess that Kozeniewski is a fan too.

Right from the opening page this book had me hooked and intrigued. I honestly couldn't put it down. The concept is simple enough - what if the world was populated by clones? What if you were a carbon copy and individuality was an alien concept? And what if one day you suddenly realised that you could be different - you could stand out?

Now, I will just say that as a big fan of 1984 I could see a lot of similarities, but it worked in the books favour rather than against it.

The downside is, I can't say too much about the plot here without giving too much away.

But honestly, I can't recommend this book enough. It might not be everyone's cup of tea - but if you enjoy 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and similar books, and you like a little humour mixed in with your sci-fi, pick up this book.

A great read!



  1. Thank you for taking the time to review my book, Nickie!

  2. No problem! I honestly really, really enjoyed it. Even recommended it to my fiance!