The Penal Colony - Richard Herley Reviews
Description:ISBN 0586070869 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Richard Herley / ISBN: 0586070869 / Publication Date: 1988 / New Edition / Publisher: Harper ... more
Newest Review: ... matter. I struggled to comprehend some aspects of the story but in the main it all seemed to make sense, at first I was ... more
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Richard Herley The Penal Colony
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by - written on 12/01/12 (Very useful, 447 readings)
Having a Kindle (well, until very recently the Kindle iPad app) I've discovered lots of new books and authors that I wouldn't necessarily have chosen to read in paperback format, basically because you have to pay for those and obscure works are very often free from the Kindle Store. Which is why I ended up with The Penal Colony by Richard Herley, a book I didn't think I'd enjoy but actually loved from start to finish. In a nutshell, England has become so lawless that the government has had to set up Penal Colonies - whole (small) islands taken over by the prison service and used for murderers, rapists and terrorists. Sert is located off the coast of Cornwall ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/12/11, updated on 05/12/11 (Very useful, 70 readings)
The Penal Colony by Richard Herley has recently been available as a free download on Kindle, and from the synopsis given it sounded like it would be a reasonable read for a freebie. Although published in the late 1980s, I hadn't heard of it before, and I assumed it was written more recently. The Penal Colony is about a man named Tony Routledge who is convicted of a crime he did not commit. Set in the late 1990s, so the near future for reads in 1987, prisons are now on islands offshore, where convicts are left to fend for themselves with weekly helicopter drops of supplies. Routledge is sent to Sert, where an organised and civilised community exists in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/10/11 (Very useful, 145 readings)
I've discovered one of the great benefits of owning a Kindle is that there are lots of free books available at the Amazon Kindle Store offering a great opportunity to read previously undiscovered books. For me, one such book is The Penal Colony a futuristic thriller written by Richard Herley, an author I'd never come across before. Synopsis: Anthony Routledge has been charged with a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to life in a penal colony set up on Sert, a small island off the Cornish coast. There are no cells and no prison guards. Instead the prisoners are landed by helicopter along with the monthly supplies and left to their own ... Read the complete review
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