Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Capital Of Latecomers


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from GoodReads
Local folklore tells the story of an ancient people wandering through the desert, discovering an oasis-like paradise. But they stayed for too long, and when they returned home all their loved ones were dead. These people are forever known as the “latecomers.”
Now an exclusive compound providing residents with complete and utter privacy stands on the site where their village once was. Rhein, a thirty-year-old former darling of the art world, has lost his confidence and chosen the life of a recluse. When a body turns up in Rhein’s studio, he has no choice but to come out of his yearlong seclusion to prove his innocence. More deaths occur, and the evidence incriminating Rhein is so convincing he honestly doesn’t know what to believe. Working with his eccentric neighbors, all of whom are also hiding from their pasts, he finds that the path to the truth careens through tribal folklore and quantum physics, and nothing is as it seems.
This September Kindle First free for Amazon Prime Members book defies categorization. It's a mash-up of folklore, murder mystery, quantum physics, science fiction, a little romance, schizophrenia, and so on and so forth. One thing is for sure, I love it. It is a novel that has its lovers and haters. I belong to the former. Just look at the ratings on Amazon and Goodreads.

Recommended only for readers who like the strange tales of Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell.

Amazon ratings
GoodReads ratings

The book I rated 1-star, The Revenge Of Adam Defoe, has a very high average rating on Goodreads. They love it for the same reasons I didn't like it. O.o


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