Monday, April 5, 2021

Linda's Book Review: The Electric Kingdom

Linda's Book Review

The Electric Kingdom
David Arnold

Amazon Description 

New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.

When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and love in a world gone dark. The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.

My Review

 I did not like this book. My reason is that it throws you into the story with no background. I felt like I was reading a book from the middle and had no idea what was happening. The feeling you get when you missed the first half of a movie. I read to page 167 and had to give up because it just jumped around too much for me. Also, the author has one of the characters refer to his mother as MY DAKOTA. Dakota is her first name. Even when the narrator of the story talks about the child's mother it says HIS DAKOTA. I found that odd. It may be explained later on in the story. I do not know. It annoyed me and didn't make sense to me. This book just wasn't my cup of tea. You may like it, but it just didn't work for me. 

 No Rating Since I Did Not Finish the Book!

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