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This review is from: Daimones: Daimones Trilogy, Vol.1 (Kindle Edition)
This is a difficult book to write a review for. I can only relate it to a film like "I am Legend" - a dystopian scenario where a man is trying to figure out his future against the odds. However, in a movie the slow pace and scenario make the viewing more compelling, and ultimately it'll only take a few hours at the most.
Even though not SciFi, "Castaway" and "The Life of Pi" are other examples that work well as films.
In a book, it is very difficult to maintain a pace that would keep me engaged.
Diamones is written like a diary, and a lot of the times I was frustrated by the constant explanations, repetitive descriptions, lack of events and characters, and inconsistencies. For example, there are no chickens and yet two months after the "event" they eat eggs!
However, in the latter third of the book, I wanted to read on to find out what the point was... I very nearly stopped reading, but something compelled me to continue.
Anyway, I don't want to give a spoiler but in the end I felt like I was getting a lecture. I was raised Roman Catholic and so a lot of the lessons the author was trying to give were not wasted on me, the idea has some merit. But, it was too "intense" - too much...
I toyed between a 2 & 3 and decided on a 3. It is just not the kind of book that I would read again, even though I will be thinking about the ideas. Much in the same way my religious studies will always remain with me for life. As human beings, we are capable of much and yet fail all the time.