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  1. Kessy& Kessy& says:

    My opinionIt's the first time I write a review without having read the book until the end You may wonder then how could I provide you with a full review? Well I will rather tell you why I didn't manage to finish this readingPoint of View Tome 1 had everything to arouse my curiosity First it was a spy book and it's one of my guilty pleasure even if I haven't read that many novels of this genre The second detail about the story was the fact we had a hero who is blind at least at the beginning of the story And you may not know it yet but I'm blind myself and representation really matters to me So I was glad to finally find the main character who shared something with meI will first talk of the story and the plot At first sight I thought the summary was promising A super spy with advanced technological eyes it could be very interesting But halfway through my reading I realized that I hadn't got attached to the characters Maybe the doctor who implants Horace's new prosthetic eyes because he is the kind of cryptic character that I love the kind you want to slap in the face because he doesn't want to give the main character and you the reader by the way the answers he seeks but he has something of Walter Bishop any Fringe fans here? WhateverHorace well he is the character I wanted to discover the most But despite the way his disability his dealt with I will talk about this in a sec I didn't manage to sympathize with him At first I thought it was because he was thrown in a world and an adventure of which he knew nothing and really Professor Cryptic didn't help but this phase of the story was too long to my taste I saw Horace going from an adventure to another and he was just standing there doing nothing OK he didn't know he would become a spy and he didn't get much information on what would happen to him But I didn't manage to go beyond this aspect of the storyI also have to admit that the way Tony Thorne pictured Horace's disability stopped me from loving the character I thought I would relate to him due to his disability and I did maybe in the first chapter or so The fact he lost his sight when he was a teenager and depression fell over him afterwards I can understand The difficulty of independence when you are blind especially at the beginning is very nerve racking and hard on youBut we have an eighteen year old character who is blind lock himself up in his room is wealthy and bitter against his disability I don't understand why able authors always think that you have to be bitter when you have a disability It's not always easy to accept it I'm still struggling myself even after a decade but in four years never Horace had sought help for independence people who could help him to learn how to accomplish daily tasks such as cooking navigating with a white cane or a guide dog He learnt Braille at least but once this is reductive for blind people We can live on our own with some help still but there're things we can do We can be depressed because of sight loss but we can also obtain mental support health care and things that sighted people haveDepicting Horace like he cannot really live until he gets his sight back is well I don't want to use too many strong words because with time I got used to this kind of representation it's the archetypes of a blind person for sighted people So I won't tell you I was really surprised Disappointed certainly as every time I start a book promising diversity But if I can sometimes overcome clumsy representations for LGBTI characters for example and the keyword is sometimes not always disability is too close to home Maybe the author had a sensibility reader for the topic of disability maybe he knows a person who lost their sight and didn't accept it but we need positive representations; not to see the disability as a problem you need to resolve something else than the bitterdepressedsuicidal disabled or chronically heal person who can survive without an able to save their life Either it is some people the disabled person will pay because yes they necessarily need someone else to do things for them or someone who will make them get out of their bubble of depression and self deprecation It's difficult to write a positive representation of a disabled character because it sometimes borders on inspiration porn But if you wish to write a marginalized character either it is a person of colourdisabledLGBTIetc make your researches please There're a lot of resources on the Internet articles testimony organizations etc and if you can beta read your story with a sensibility reader concerned by the minority you want to representSorry I might have been a bit hard in this review and really what I said it's not only for the author of Point Of View I'm sure his book is full of adventures after a few chapters and people will sympathize and get attached to Horace It was the opportunity for me to approach the topic of diversity in literature; because representation matters

  2. Andi Andi says:

    A secret agent with futuristic eyes on the hunt for stolen deadly weapons See my official review here

  3. Susan Keefe Susan Keefe says:

    Horace Mayberry has always dreamed of becoming a special agent but being born with eye problems his dreams seem even impossible when just after his 17th birthday he becomes totally blindThen Professor Oscar Freeman enters his life and offers him a revolutionary procedure which he has developed at his special nanotechnological laboratory Soon Horace discovers the laboratory is government funded and the military have many uses for his eyes His training commences and Captain Aubrey Jacksons is assigned to look after him It is soon obvious to everyone that the potential uses for the eyes go way beyond anyone’s expectations However danger is forever present for Horace in the form of Rudolph Beckmann who wants to steal the technology for his own usesWill Rudolph Beckmann succeed?Will Horace fulfil his dream of becoming a special agent? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this futuristic action packed thriller Its fast pace and intriguing technological possibilities left me hoping that Tony Thorne has many adventures lined up for Horace Mayberry in the future

  4. Kurt Springs Kurt Springs says:

    Young Londoner Horace Maberry was blind and could only dream about being a secret agent That is until he acuired intelligent artificial eyes His Nanotronic BioVision eyes allow him to see the world in a new way and give him the ability to do than just see and he recruited in to a secret government agency Yet other forces want this technology for far darker reasons Five weapons have been stolen from the lab where his eyes were created He finds he can detect them and communicate with them with his eyesTony Thorne has created an interesting scenario for Captain Mayberry However there is a great deal of telling rather than showing in the book The dialogue seems a bit stiff and doesn't flow as easily as it might Finally while there are many challenges for Horace he seems to get out of them too easily in almost a contrived manner Thus the book isn't a strong as it might otherwise be

  5. Rebecca Minto Rebecca Minto says:

    If you are the type of person who hates adventure action and excitement do not pick up this book If however you are a person much like myself that likes to be captivated by gripping edge of your seat action then you will definitely want to read this book The action is non stop from the first paragraph to the last I lost a little sleep reading Points of View because I simply couldn't stop until I know what happened next It is a well written tale and one that grips the imagination You won't want to miss out on this phenomenal tale

  6. Danielle Goodwin Danielle Goodwin says:

    Tony Thorne's Points of View is a standalone read I don't usually read thrillers so I don't have much to compare it to but I loved it It's a great read with lots of twists and turns An interesting cocktail with two parts Walter Mitty one part Jason Bourne and three parts Inception Did you ever see that Buffy the Vampire episode where she can't figure out if she's in the looney bin or not? This book has a similar vibe Love it Tony always has something interesting for me to read

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Points of View ❰Read❯ ➪ Points of View Author Tony Thorne – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the POINTS OF VIEW series the hero is a young blind Londoner named Horace Mayberry who is a cautious lad who occasionally enjoys vivid dreams of being a secret agent Then he becomes fitted with sup In the Points of View series the hero is a young blind Londoner named Horace Mayberry who is a cautious lad who occasionally enjoys vivid dreams of Points of Epub / being a secret agent Then he becomes fitted with superhuman nanotronic eyes for free but there is a catch They are inherently intelligent and can develop various functions to assist in whatever awkward situations he experiences In payment for the eyes he is recruited into a secret government agency as an apprehensive assistant to an experienced agent and embarks on a series of adventures including being abducted twice by an international gang of terrorists Their leader Rudolph Beckman is a billionaire financier who is after the secrets of the laboratory that developed the nanotronic eyes He uses a trio of henchmen to do his biddingEach risky situation Horace encounters causes his eyes to develop something new and enables his introvert personality to evolve too His dreams become meaningful as he becomes somewhat impulsive and headstrong The exciting finale in this first volume covers an attack by the two agents backed up by a Spanish SWAT team on the crooks hideout in Tenerife one of the Canary Islands.