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304 pages, Hardcover
First published February 20, 2018
1 ½ ★
Sadly this book was a DNF, I don’t like to DNF books and I rarely do it but I just couldn’t connect with this book.
I like to say that the writing is what put me off, and that I’m sure many people will enjoy this book and its writing style. It just was not for me.
For one it seemed a bit too much philosophy for me. Yes, I like when I book makes you think and maybe see a bigger pictures but as far as I read this book was too much of it, almost was like fill in the blanks feeling for me. It started out with the world building or the lack of it, in this case. We are just thrown into the story with very little info about the world or prior events. We don’t know why 95% of humanity disappeared or what lead up to it. It’s just a fact no explanation or anything and we just supposed to take it. While sometimes that can make a book, it defiantly didn’t in this case, at least not for me. It just made me feel lost and disconnected to the book. That also goes for the characters. I had a hard time to connect to any of them and it just felt sort flat to me.
Another issue I had was that it seemed incredible slow to me , I only made it to page 116 but it felt like I read 300 some pages. But to be honest it could have been just the fact that I was not a huge fan of the book.
While this book was not for me, I still think plenty if people would enjoy it and appreciate the writing style much more than I did.
I rate it 1 ½ ★ for the 116 pages that I have read if the book.