The first chapter begins as a nightmare, both figuratively and literally. It is queasy-making with confusions of position, interrupted chronology, and total disorientation.
br>But then this entire experience is a nightmare, embedded in a disturbed, struggling, maturing mind.
Everyone and everything is self-produced by the mind of Victor Roland. However, two companions from his waking world have been deposited within Victor’s entrapment of consciousness . . . or have they?
Nothing is our world’s version of normal. Tense, movements, and locations slip and segue without coherence. Institutions and backgrounds blink into dream existence without warning. Words and phrases do not relate to each other as expected, and characters and points of view roil about.
Stomach-churning, phantasmagoric action is interjected with adolescent sexuality and juxtapositions with early protagonist traumas. Startling insights are gems of thought and descriptions sometimes crystalline, authorial depth of background knowledge obvious.||Characters range from a father-figure cyborg to an entire population of destitute and diseased peasantry, to lobotomized automatons, to a pothead jack-of-all-trades.
Nothing herein adheres to mundane expectations. It is, however, worth reading for a truly unique perspective. Remember, mundanity is overrated.
Do take the plunge. I dare you.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||233 pages|
|Publisher||World Castle Publishing|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|