The Prince of Milk
Before the time machine, before the undead mannequins, before the cat with the universe eye, there were the arbiters. They regulated the world ...more
I've been spending a ludicrous amount of money on books lately and I should probably stop. Thing is, Exurb1a is a YouTuber whose work I truly enjoy and I ...more
"Chaos into quantum mechanics? Doesn't that make you Schrödinger's ca-"
"Don't." the boy growls. "Just don't."
First off. I'm biased. I love and live for the exurb1a YouTube channel. Honestly if I didn't already love the author this book would be getting a lower rating from me, but this guy deserves more attention hence the four star rating.
What can I say about the writing? It's fantastic. ...more
It amplifies any hint of existential dread you may already have. Just to be safe, keep a copy of Viktor Frankl's Man Search For Meaning by your side at all times.
If you're coming from his YouTube channel, this book is a change of scene from his usual content. There is way less witty humor (though, not nonexistent) and way less British Accent (though surprisingly, not nonexisitent). That said, you can expect the usual themes eg: nihilism, futurism, and a thick load of ...more
A fascinating book, fill of ideas only someone with an enlightened mindstate such as Exurb1a could come up with. While certainly not laid out like a traditional novel, nor is it intended to be so, it still ends up being fascinating if read with an open mind. The main issue I found is that the beginning of the book, mainly the first 20%ish, is so fractured and discontinuous that it was hard to get into. However, from there onwards, this issue fades in severity, ...more
I absolutely adore this book, while the story could've been better I admit, but the seamless adaptation of complex topics into the narrative without it feeling forced and the amazing themes makes this book easily one of my favorites.
Good story and not a straightforward one. Interesting characters dialogs and concepts. It gets slower halfway but still good.
I guess I can recommend it to those not familiar with Exurb1a.
The Prince of Milk, apart from being the best off-the-cuff pejorative that Ive read in a long time, is the tale of the small English town of Wilthail, ...more
I've never been a big fan of science fiction so this required forcing myself to begin reading and I'm really glad I did. It might've changed my attitude to science fiction in general.
I do have some criticisms about the book which I have to mention - the names. Having more than one name for every character made it at times very difficult to follow and I felt like I had to write down exactly who is what. Another criticism I have is the relationship between the ...more
Taking into account Exurb1a's YouTube content it was impossible for this novel to be bad, with his creativity and unique plot development The Prince of Milk delivers a solid, exciting, thought provoking read.