It is always rewarding when a reader comes back with comments on a novel. In this case, a reader posted a review at the above address.
Thank you for the feedback, Ennui (the blogname of said reader). I'll take the liberty of quoting:
"Having read some of Pearce’s writings on his blog I was certainly
expecting an entertaining story with a good deal of humour, and so it
was. However, since, according to the blurb on the publisher’s website,
the story revolves around the ubiquitous theme of one person’s spirit
inhabiting another’s body, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of an
original plot. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The book is original, funny, entertaining, and a very good read. The
plot takes you through several unexpected turns and “red herrings” and
leaves you guessing ‘til the end - and even after the end. The style reminds me of Terry Pratchett and Tom Sharpe with a dash of Douglas Adams.
As the saying goes, everyone has one good novel in them, but I suspect we can look forward a few more from Pearce. "