Sunday, August 7, 2016
Book Review, Railsea
Anyway; the first of many to come. I read Railsea last week & quite enjoyed it. I love anything that builds a world creatively, & this one was very original. Post apocalyptic, but not in the usual way: giant rodents, Mad Max style chases & fights but with trains instead of cars, & a surprise ending. The author as a very unique voice & sense of humor that kept me interested throughout the entire book. I finished it in 2 days...and instead of relisting on Ebay, the book made it to my "keep" shelf for future readings.
This is a YA title, but doesn't have much of the typical YA bull####. It's a bit of a coming of age story of a young man who ends up on a wild adventure & figures out who he really is. I would recommend this for anyone who has a bit of imagination. Lots of page-turning action & a bit of Steampunk imagery on the side; all in all a fun read.