Small-Minded Giants

Small-Minded Giants

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Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important. Sinister bodies reign supreme, undercover operations are rife and every move is monitored by the Clockworkers and Dark-Day Fatalists. When sixteen-year-old Sol Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, Sol sets out to find out why, and in doing so uncovers the harsh reality behind Ash Harbour.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 260g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552574651
  • 9780552574655
  • 2,060,984

Review quote

"A gripping dystopian thriller, with echoes of A Clockwork Orange, has plenty of action to thrill teenage readers" -- Nikki Gamble The Bookseller "McGann's effective dystopic vision is backed by superb storytelling and should prove his breakthrough book" -- John Newman Publishing News "Small-Minded Giants zips along at break-neck pace, each short, action-packed scene feeding into the next, ideal for teen readers ... McGann's direct, gritty style of writing certainly packs a punch" -- Sarah Webb Irish Independent "Highly visual and exciting ... dystopian vision that is expertly crafted" -- Becky Stradwick, Borders Publishing News "Fights, flights and regular plot twists" -- Mary Hoffman TESshow more

About Oisin McGann

Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisin McGann spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. Art college ruined any chance he had of getting a real job, so when he left in 1992, he set himself up as a freelance illustrator. In 1998 he moved to London, and through no fault of his own he ended up working in advertising as an art director and copy writer. After three and a half years he began to fear for his immortal soul. He returned to Ireland in the summer of 2002 much as he had left it - with no job, no home and some meagre savings. Ever the optimist, he now works once more as an illustrator and mercenary artist by day and escapist writer by night. Visit Oisin's website at www.oisinmcgann.com.show more

Review Text

"Fights, flights and regular plot twists"show more

Back cover copy

Sol. You're in danger. Steer clear of the police, they can't be trusted. I'll come back for you soon. Gregor. Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are limited and access to power is all-important for the aggressive industry giants. When sixteen-year-old Solomon Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, he's desperate to uncover the truth. Searching through the under-city's skeletal maze, Sol's every move is watched by the menacing Clockworkers and the mysterious Dark-Day Fatalists as he tries desperately to find his father. Even more sinister secrets are exposed when it becomes clear that the Machine which keeps the fragile city alive is running out of power. All of a sudden, the future of Ash Harbour rests on the shoulders of one young man and his unlikely accomplices. Can Sol take on the city's underworld and survive? 'This book isn't content to sit on your shelf; it's too busy screaming at you to pick it up and READ IT!' SFX 'A gritty read' DAILY EXPRESS 'Oisin McGann is a talent to be reckoned with' IRISH INDEPENDENT NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS www.oisinmcgann.comshow more

Rating details

58 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 28% (16)
4 28% (16)
3 34% (20)
2 9% (5)
1 2% (1)
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