The Book of Koli
Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don't ...more
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So was it everything I might have hoped? Yes! And maybe.
At first, I realized, belatedly, that this had all the hallmarks of a YA novel. He's done some good YA in the past, so I settled into life in a dystopian future with ancient advanced tech, trees that like to hunt us, and provincial life that takes a major turn for the worse.
Standard fare, mostly, with some really fun ...more
Prior to receiving an eARC of The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey, I had not read any of the authors work. While I know of The Girl with All the Gifts, I think The Book of Koli was a great introduction into Careys work. I was sold on this book as soon as I saw that it was recommended for those who enjoyed Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
The Book of Koli is told from the point of view of the main character Koli who lives in a small ...more
I seen now that dying wasnt just one single thing that happens one single time. A little of it comes with every ending, collecting in the heart of you like rainwater in a barrel.
The Book of Koli is the first book in the Rampart trilogy, by M. R. Carey. I have previously read two novels by Carey; The Girl with all the Gifts and Someone Like Me, which were both highly entertaining reads. So when I heard about this upcoming trilogy, my interest was immediately peaked. Especially once I ...more
The story is set in a dystopian world where a young boy Koli is growing up.
This new world is scary and deadly and he will need all his strength to stay alive.
I found this book hard to read because the strange dialog was hard to follow at times.
Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
The book of Koli is filled with a large cast of colorful characters and is highly entertaining. I especially enjoyed the first half of the book that ...more
I've mentioned ...more
[A free proof copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review*]
The Book of Koli is, at face-value, a coming of ...more
So, does this book live up to my ...more
My first book by author MR Carey, I was quite immersed into the world created. The writing was quite detailed with the breathing trees and the deadly vines. Koli was an intriguing main ...more
While I warmed to Kolis character, and others, I found their speech awkward to understand, at least at first. But they do reside in a back-to-basics kind of world and its one I was hugely intrigued by.
He and his fellow villagers operate a little like sheep accepting what theyre told, labouring in traditional professions, and honouring the law of the Ramparts. ...more
I LOVED this book. I can't wait to read a sequel. Hopefully he will write a sequel and turn this into either a Duology or a Trilogy.
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DNFed at 116 pages
This one just didn't click with me. It is quite slow to start, though I imagine it will pick up in the second half of the book, However, I just was completely unable to get into the world or relate to the main character. I gave it a good shot, but it was obvious pretty quickly that this book just wasn't for me.
This is a pretty good tale of how the world looks like after so much has happened. Its almost like having to start over. Koli is the protagonist in the story. He is the one ...more
The cover intrigued me, mostly due to the lack of anything much other than creeping vegetation. And the title made me wonder, what's this going to be about? So, I gave the description a once over ... EVERYTHING THAT LIVES HATES US ... ooh, now, I liked the sound of that. And I adore post-apocalyptic fiction. So, I requested The Book of Koli and duly received an advanced copy. I've never read ...more
I initially found this book hard to connect with as I struggled to find a reading pace as the terminology and words used aren't how we would use them and it kept making me question and double back. However I am pleased I stuck with it as the story as it started to unfold captured my imagination.
Koli is set in a post apolyptic world where life is a constant struggle for ...more
I'm not always good at writing a review but I will give it a shot. I believe this is the first book in a trilogy so don't expect answers by the end. I would read the rest of the series.
This is a book set in the future after humans do something stupid (not explicitly indicated but isn't it usually the case?) that causes massive destruction of the world and leaves pockets of "civilization". Since it is the first book of a trilogy, we ...more
Koli lives in a typical dystopian world where humanity has devolved into technology-less pockets scattered across a much more hostile England. When trees can and will kill you, a forest spanning the country is a dangerous thing.
Koli is far too inquisitive and ambitious for his village and its his voice that helped pull me past any initial resistance to the odd dialogue. I dont want to say too much ...more
Ive read every one of M.R. Careys booksor at least the books hes written under the name M.R. Carey (he has an urban fantasy series written as Mike Carey that Im dying to read!)and I couldn't wait to read his latest, the first in ...more
Koli lives in Mythen Rood, a tiny village with people just surviving. However, after uncovering one of the villages biggest secrets, Koli is forced to go outside the wallssomething they are told never to do. Now he must learn the truth of the world, if he can only survive. Oh, and the trees will kill you.
There are two major sections in The Book of Koli: inside Mythen Rood and outside Mythen Rood. The first part focuses more on slice of life elements. We ...more
This is the fourth book from M. R. Carey that I have read and, unfortunately, it really wasn't my cup of tea. I found the language very jarring as it is reminiscent of what we would see as poor grammar; I could appreciate that it was a deliberate choice for world-building however it made ...more
I dont know if dystopian fiction is the best thing to read when theres a pandemic on, but I still really enjoyed this. Carey has a real talent in this genre, which was evident in The Girl with all the Gifts and The Boy on the Bridge. There are no child zombies in this oneits the trees you have to watch out for.
The book rolls along at a leisurely pace at the beginning, with Koli drawing the reader into his tale and painting a picture of a future far enough away ...more
Also writes as Mike Carey