It had been a while since I had read a good science fiction read and was thrilled when I picked up Double Edged by Jessie Kwak to discover that the good writing kept me interested and on the edge of my seat.
“Level C hits Manu like a physical thing: the scents, the din, the crush of people. Manu pauses in the entry, taking it all in. The air is heavy with fry grease and engine oil and voices echo off the high ceiling, jumbled so it’s hard to pick out anything individual. Warring news and music programs blare from the lunch stands, callers hawk wares as they wander the crowds, and the buskers and street performers only spike the chaos” (p36)
(2019, Independent Author)
The novel is gritty and realistic. And I loved it. A reader can almost forget that it is set in a futuristic environment.
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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to Ambrosia’s Teaser Tuesdays at The Purple Booker)