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Wolves by Simon Ings
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Feb 04, 2014

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads, 2014-physical-reads, 2-5-star

I won this book in a Goodreads 'First Reads' Giveaway.

My thoughts on it are very mixed, as it wasn't at all what I expected. The story revolves around Conrad or 'Connie', middle-aged and unhappy in his declining relationship and lifestyle. A call from an old school friend, Michel, promises big changes and Conrad narrates their reunion, and the effect it has on his life. Firstly, it's a slow starter. Many people have complained about this, I didn't find the pace at the beginning hugely problematic. The story-line was intriguing from the off and I actually quite liked the way it started. It's just, I kept expecting something to happen and it didn't for quite a while. The book was labeled as a Dystopian Fiction, and from the Sci-Fi genre, 'a book about Technology'. I would say that this description is not wholly accurate. It features a very interesting technological concept but that is not the focus of the story, it just aids it. The story that we are told instead is more along the lines of a Mystery novel, with frequent flashbacks and possible theories as to Conrad's Mother's death. I did enjoy this story, there are a few great quotes in this one! Ings is consistent in his style but the beginning is slow and the end feels rushed, and I didn't fully understand it if I'm honest.

For a full review, see here: http://chasedbymyimagination.blogspot...
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Reading Progress

February 4, 2014 – Shelved
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 7, 2014 – Started Reading
February 7, 2014 – Shelved as: first-reads
February 7, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 16, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 20, 2014 –
page 38
12.88%
February 28, 2014 –
page 63
21.36%
March 1, 2014 –
page 92
31.19%
March 2, 2014 –
page 104
35.25%
March 2, 2014 –
page 104
35.25%
March 4, 2014 –
page 133
45.08%
March 5, 2014 –
page 184
62.37%
March 6, 2014 –
page 244
82.71%
March 6, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014-physical-reads
March 6, 2014 – Finished Reading
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: 2-5-star

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