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Interesting take on what is real and what is not,
This review is from: More Than This (Hardcover)
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This novel opens with its main character drowning. A seemingly odd way to start things as it will tend to mean there's not much he can do to justify the remaining pages. However, he wakes up in a familiar, yet surprising place to be.
I know some people aren't too keen on spoilers, so I'll avoid those,which does make this a little difficult. What I can say is that Seth, the main character, unpacks what has happened to him leading to his death. This is combined with a meditation on what existence and consciousness really are. It's surprisingly nuanced in this way, heartening considering that I think the intended audience isn't an adult one.
Ness writes well, making this a pleasure to read and it's satisfying in the way he handles his themes.
I don't particularly gravitate towards YA stuff, but this doesn't particularly talk down to you, so it is perfectly readable as an adult.