Again, re-blogged from my old blog but I will add another review very soon. I may make this a semi-regular thing. These will be short reviews of, mainly but not solely, science fiction books. And only those have short circuit-ed certain parts of my brain. I may also be tempted to review televisual, audio and theatrical stuff. If I were you I’d be positively astounded.
This is one of the few books I’ve read that I can really rave about. Except, I can’t because I don’t want to spoil it for you. I read it in a day, this rarely happens.
Inverted World by Christopher Priest.
Alright, yes, to understand the City, you have to know a teeny tiny bit of maths but google will do that for you if you don’t have a maths A Level (I’m sorry, but I can’t deny that I do). It’s the story of a boy, an apprentice, who has to learn about his world. Also, a girl, from his world, his wife who asks a lot of questions. And another girl who knows the answers.
The reviews rave about the twist at the end and, boy, is it worth the wait. You are totally taken down one path when you switch to another you may, like me, find it makes so much more sense. Or you may, like me, go “Ohhhhhhhh!” There is just the right balance of relationships and science fiction. Also, the book is slick.
If you want your mind to be turned inside out, upside down, twisted in ways you never thought imaginable, or, as the title suggests, inverted, I would suggest that you read this.