Title: Act of Extermination
Author: Cirilo S. Lemos
In: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Dieselpunk
Dates read: 4th March 2020
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: He obeyed.
Assassins in a dieselpunk world. Father and son. A network of conspiracies that will have you intrigued.
I loved the break up throughout this story. The way it was structured and how it was almost a series of small stories which created the bigger one. It was a nice, easy read late at night between other, more intense stories.
However, I didn’t really get thoroughly into the storyline. It was good, I enjoyed reading it. But I kind of skimmed through most of the story. It was well written, fun and broken up in a beautiful manner. But it was also not one that could entirely grasp my attention.
Actually, even writing this review, I’m not entirely sure what it was about this story that I did enjoy. Or what I didn’t. It was just kind of mediocre and not overly enthralling. But it also wasn’t badly written. It just was. A nice way to spend ten, twenty minutes… but that was about the extent of it.