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The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag
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it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi

I really wasn't looking for beautiful, mysterious, and heart wrenching; but here you have it.

What I love about libraries is I can pick up random books, because they look interesting, and not worry about spending money or finding place fo rat ebook to live. I figured Electric State was just an art book with an interesting concept; putting giant, derelict, robots into everyday settings. From about pages one I found myself immediately drawn into a dark, and foreboding alternate reality/post-war America.

Even in the morbid or, haunting scenes, the art is beautifully executed and really fills in it's role as being worth 1,000 words. The hard machines and desolate, Hopper-esque settings are a counterweight to the very human focused story that accompanies them.
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Reading Progress

February 22, 2019 – Started Reading
February 22, 2019 – Shelved
February 22, 2019 –
page 41
28.67% "Really beautiful and Hutong works, with a story to match.
A lot of the illustrations have the feel of Edward Hopper paintings. Loneliness within cities, beautifully desolate landscapes."
February 23, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 25, 2019 – Shelved as: sci-fi

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