The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

24 Jan

Where do I even start on this mind bending book. At times I wanted to throw it at the wall, at other times I was glued to it. It starts off so slowly and is written in a very complicated style that takes a bit of getting used to.

Even now after finishing it I’m still not entirely sure whether I loved it or hated it. The books beginning is the worst it drags at times and you feel that most of the plotlines are unnecessary but as the book continues every tiny sub plot and main plot tie together so well that you have to applaud the author for spinning such a fine web of stories.

The second half of the book is undeniably more interesting than the first. The aftermath of the Go Away War is so interesting and such a scary concept at times you forget that this is a fantasy novel and not a clear-cut war epic. The twist is an amazing ending and the finale keeps you wondering to the very, very end.

It is not an easy read in any sense of the word but if you like a challenge… My advice is don’t give up after the first few chapters it’s all worth it in the end.

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