I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a fairly gripping read, albeit dark. There is no true hope in its pages, which means it was a bit exhausting for me.
The author’s sharp intellect was very obvious throughout the whole book. While he is not gifted with describing (I found the more illustrative scenes to be clunky), his take on human interaction, primal needs, and philosophical thought was incredible. I think he would have the ability to write a keen stream of consciousness story.
Now, those are the reasons why I gave the book a solid 3.5 rating. I didn’t give it more because I found myself unsure of the soundness of some things (I won’t go into too much detail for fear of spoilers), and because there are a handful of grammar errors and continuity problems. Dot became Alice, Alice became Dot in some scenes. Sloppy editing.
Still, this read had me interested until the end. Though it was depressing and quite…mature (lots of sex and gore), I was intrigued until the last page.