INVERTED WORLD

THE BOOK BURNING

invertedworldChristopher Priest, Inverted World

Just read Martin Amis’s comments on this book. Go and internet search them if you would like a chuckle, dear reader.

So, the aim of this novel is mostly to screw with your mind. I didn’t particularly care about any of the characters individually, apart from through the eyes of the narrator in passing. It would have helped if I had cared about the narrator, though – I found that his first person narrations conflicted with how he was portrayed in the third person parts of the book, so I found him rather confusing and scattered anyway.

(Parts one, three and five are first person from his account, whereas the prologue, parts two and four are third person.)

The concept of the book, a travelling mechanical city, was one I had previously seen in Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines series, a young adult sequence that I much…

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