- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (29 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1907954112
- ISBN-13: 978-1907954115
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,904,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Optical Effects of Lightning Paperback – 29 Jul 2011
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More About the Author
Sarah Kember has written a gothic tale for the 21st
century in this intense fusion of vitalism, science,
and sibling emotion ... a very ambitious and
thought-provoking book! --Professor Sue Thomas, author of 'Correspondence' and 'Hello World: travels in virtuality'
From the Publisher
An unconventional gothic tale of vengeance and obsession.
Top Customer Reviews
It was funny at times and I laughed and/or smiled far more than I might have expected to. The characters are compelling and complex, very hard to draw let alone give, sometimes bewildering and unsettling, life and motion to.
It is a very modern tale, including the subject of cloning, while the use of an email exchange is particularly well done. Yet, I also had a real sense of the old through the discussion of beliefs, gothic tradition, transformation/metamorphis.
A highly gripping and at times chilling read.
To start with i was not sure what genre i was reading, but the lack of obvious classification only served to increase my enjoyment as I couldn't guess what was coming. The casebook style approach, the science, the architecture, psychology, real web links and of course, the end all contributed to a magnificent novel.
My only complaint is I wanted to read something else by the author and I can only find academic works.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The title sounded interesting as was the brief discription. however the more I read the more I was telling myself that at some point the story will make a surprising turn and... Read morePublished on 24 July 2012 by Family Man
In this modern-day science-fiction novel, S.J. Kember revitalizes the high-gothic motif of the multiple personality. Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2012 by Mel Salm
I love this book, it is so different from anything else I've read. A dark story that also made me laugh out loud several times and smirk inwardly several more. Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2011 by Tallulla Bonkhead
Gripping and monstrous. Sarah Kember has created a character who hates with such a ruthless and controlled intensity, that he will become what he hates in order to destroy what he... Read morePublished on 25 Nov. 2011 by Frances