A quick read that makes you think!,
This review is from: Others of My Kind (Paperback)
This is the first James Sallis novel I have read. He writes in what I consider to be a fairly typically American manner, using plenty of acronyms (only one of which gets a translation!) with the prose flowing between paragraphs with little definition in between. Many of the chapters begin with dialogue though this is followed quite promptly with an explanation of who is speaking and the situation - which is a plus!
The story itself seems quite slight with a strangely unemotional take on rather emotive subject matter, although as the book is written in the first person the style obviously reflects the emotions of the protagonist. I believe that this is a book that could stay with the reader because of the way it makes you consider and indeed re-consider your views regarding aspects of human nature and the human psyche.
While I would say this book has in no way become a favourite of mine I do think that it is worth a look, being at the very least a quick read that makes you think!
One thing I would say though; try to refrain from reading the blurb on the back of the book - I feel it gives far too much away!