Milo Moon

General Fiction

By Derek Haines

Publisher : CreateSpace

ABOUT Derek Haines

Derek Haines
An author of fiction, historical fiction, essays and poetry, Derek Haines writes his books from a view of what fascinates him and not from a formula based on one theme or genre. Starting with poetry before moving into essays and fiction novels, his writing is varied but is always written i More...



If you take a little Arthur Dent from The Hitchhikers Guide, some 1984 Winston Smith and Big Brother mixed with a sprinkling of Peter Pan, the Mad Hatter and some 1960's LSD you are half way to discovering what the book Milo Moon is all about. Of course a smattering of Frankenstein's monster and the Seven Faces of Eve gently stirred into a mousse of Disney fantasy with completely out of context sexual references and you have a chunk of the second half. The third half becomes more complicated as a smattering of political intrigue and characters who wish to remain nameless wander in and out at their leisure giving one a sense of hope which of course is quickly and brutally dashed. The fourth half smells of The Lord of the Flies, but luckily there's no mention of any pig heads on sticks. Thankfully. Then of course there's the end which occurs stereotypically on the last page. If you have read this far, venture on and enjoy Milo Moon.

It all ended after World War Two. Or so it was thought. While medical and physiological experimentation on humans was repugnant and against all sensibilities, it remained valuable and above all highly profitable. Just simply believing something had gone away was good enough for most. Not for Milo Moon and Mary Seaton, who became proof of an international conspiracy to hide the truth. Simple and childish they may have been, but they held a history in their beings that was a threat to international political stability. For the Swiss government faced with such a discovery on their soil, the art of politics necessitated compromise and calculation to find a solution. A viable outcome that gained maximum political benefit of course; which is the habit of seasoned politicians. However, above all this had to remain a secret and be buried again behind the walls of political cloak and dagger, secret services and a need to protect the sensitivities that we call modern history. Therefore, it never happened.

4.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable read By jenku 

This review is from: Milo Moon (Paperback)
Not usually in the genre I use to read, this book was a pleasant surprise. The story starts a little science-fictionish, but soon develops into a political thriller that kept me hooked all the way through. It is well written in an easily flowing prose with lots of enjoyable dialogue. 
An extra plus for naming someone Carruthers in an espionage context.