Young man’s fancy
“A young man is much like a cat,” Kazakov smiled ruefully. “He wants food, sex and fun.”
Kazakov, a Ukrainian survivor of the Soviet Union's Afghanistan campaign, helps train the teenage agents of Cherub in spying and sabotage. James (16) is a typical agent. After rioting and looting in London, he helps Kazakov defeat US troops in a desert war game and cheat a fortune from a Las Vegas casino.
The Cherub series is a boy’s fantasy world, offering military trappings, girls, a bathroom well supplied with condoms, no parents, and lashings of violence. There are already ten volumes in this nasty series with more on the way.
This review was first published in Your Weekend magazine on 20 Sep 2008.
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