The Wave Hardcover – 29 Jan 2016
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About the Author
Lochlan Bloom is a London based writer who has written for BBC Radio, Litro Magazine, Porcelain Film, IronBox Films, EIU, H+ Magazine and Palladium Magazine amongst others.
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Each of the three narratives reference each other in a way that makes you aware of the fantasy/reality divide. It leads you to draw conclusions about the progression of the world the author has created in The Wave without them being thrown in your face. It isn’t a linear timeline; instead parts of the story unfold at different points in the characters journey, which I quite enjoyed because it kept me drawn into the novel.
The book incorporates both narrative and screenplay, which gives it a really nice contrast. I feel like the screenplay section was a good reprieve as the other sections of the story had a lot to consider and take in, and on occasion very dark currents. The screenplay managed to somewhat balance those out for me, whilst it wasn’t light-hearted, it had a lighter feel to it; it stopped the book from becoming too morose.
I feel that this book is geared more towards making the reader think about experiences and establishing their own ideas about what the stories are trying to say, as opposed to just consuming the events that happen in the book. The exceptionally expressive writing contributes to this, it is both beautiful and complex and is able to illustrate the worlds of the characters effortlessly, in a way that adds to the overall mystery of the book.
I will be very honest and admit that I did get a bit lost in the scientific/theoretic discussions. There was a lot that I could pick up from the explanations in the book, however there were some sections that still eluded me to a point. These areas admittedly are not my strongpoint, as I don’t have a background in quantum physics never mind theoretical quantum physics, but I wouldn’t let that put anyone off. Even though I didn’t have the full grasp of all the theories, I didn’t feel that I missed out on any part of the story or enjoyed it any less because of that.
Personally I believe this book is like a piece of art, everyone will experience it differently, people will read it and draw entirely varied conclusions from each other but also from the author. It is exquisitely singular.
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