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Novel Reviews: 4.5 stars
I, Custodian Fire review from GOODREADS
G L Martin has written an original novel. It is dystopian, but in a post-modern, post-surreal manner, for she has incorporated sub-conscious surreal elements into the dream-like story. The moments in time are fluid as the various charterers from various sub-groups bustle, dream, meander and care for each other in paradoxical ways.
The author’s writing style is incredibly descriptive in places; “Returning her attention to Moriah-Dahlia, a sudden alacrity ensnared Imma’s heart as the cold blue lips on her wax skin fractured. The air drew into frail pieces of oxygen that shivered away from Moriah-Dahlia’s grasp. Imma reached out and took her fingers. If words were colours, Imma saw a silvery, breathless mist speak.”
Then the concrete narrative abstracts into fleeting distant memories from distraught minds, which could be interrupted, like a camera in slow-motion, to sharply focus on an intense detail. This haunting movie-like script takes the reader into tunnels of the underworld, through spacious penthouses high in the city and into languid warehouses. It’s a chaotic dream-world where freedom-fighters take on the controlling powers after the techno controlling world reset.
Belle, Reader - rated it **** 'Challenging concepts and the content is deep and dark.'
I, Custodian Fire Review:
Such a good decision to read this novel. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Brilliant author!
Challenging concepts and the content is deep and dark and delves into the societal recesses that continue to cause disruption and harm. There are two versions of the book, one with explicit language and one that's limited in that language, so I really thank the author for this choice! Brilliant read, really helped me "see the stars behind the clouds"...
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