Epiworld Paperback – 24 Jun 2010
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The story kept me wanting to know more every step of the way. I really wanted to know the ending; but on the other hand that meant finishing the book!
An excellent all round read. I highly recommend this book, and I will certainly be reading more by this talented author.
i would recommend it to anyone of any age who likes time travel, sci fi and a bloody great story. Off to read another book by the same author - Big Brother. I may be some time. In the meantime now you have read this click Buy and take yourself on an amazing journey.
There is the intriguing questions of the link between epilepsy and temporal displacement - already explored to some extent in Debz Hobbs-Wyatt's short story Jigsaw and Adam Rapp's 33 Snowfish.
There is a good balance throughout of dialogue, description and action, though just occasionally a character speaks out of voice. The characters are on the whole likeable and rounded, - even the "baddies". The story arc is satisfying and the resolution works. This is perhaps particularly more so because Morait has drawn on the archetypal Oedipus story. Travis falls in love with his mother and kills his father.
On the whole, the novel is extremely well crafted though one more edit may have benefited it well. Nevertheless, a good read.
I've always loved a good adventure story so I just had to find out what happened to Travis on his travels. Well lots! And its been well laid out by Morait in this action packed story. Travis goes through a whole range of experiences some quite mystifying for a young lad who suffers from seizures. Most of us go through life wondering Why and How about a lot of things and this is without having to cope with Epilepsy. Travis has to bear this added "burden" because in a futuristic perfect (i.e. disease free) world he is unclean. The author has done a good job of touching upon the stigma attached to ailments people do not understand. Her personal experiences with epilepsy makes her even more qualified to touch upon this. They are not mad, they are not dirty, they do not need to be secluded, they are just as human as the rest of us!
The book kept me interested right till the end because the adventures range from pretty realistic to complete fantasy. Some I would have enjoyed being a part of myself :-)
The plot moves along nicely. The Characters (like in "Goalden Girl" and "Abbie's Rival") are plausible and somewhere within the sub plots there is the classic Oedipus complex guiding the story. However I am not sure how much this book's target audience know about that. As an adult am I reading more into it than there is? I don't know... But I liked it.
There is a fair amount of swearing in the book, little more than I am comfortable with and occasionally the obsession with revenge on Chas comes across as too extreme but overall I enjoyed the story and I know I will go back to it sometime in the future as I do with other books I have enjoyed reading.
And I am Looking forward to the next novel by this author.
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