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Go and buy 'Do androids dream of electric sheep' instead
on 9 August 2013
This is clearly an ambitious and complex story that the author has spent a great deal of time on, not just on the narrative, but also on trying to create a believable dystopian world in which to set her story. Unfortunately this world is so complex the author spends much of her time explaining what is going on or how the world works, this in turn drags the reader out of the moment. The characters are potentially interesting, but again there is far too much introspection as the characters constantly question events and explain their feelings.
A novel like this is undoubtably incredibly difficult to write, and i doubt I could do any better, however, this author needs to work on honing her story-telling skills (she may well have done so in her later novels, I will never know).
The ideas are interesting with obvious shades of Blade Runner, but ultimately the writing is so laborious to get through that any interest in the story soon dwindles.
I admire anyone who has the dedication to write a novel, it Is a shame this feels so incomplete, it could have done with a few more drafts.