Sunday, November 26, 2017

Book Review: At the Edge of the Universe

TITLE: At the Edge of the Universe
AUTHOR: Shaun Hutchinson
PUBLISHED: February 7th, 2017
GENRE: Science-Fictionish, Contemporary
PREMISE: Tommy remembers Ozzie, his boyfriend. Everyone else...does not.
MY REVIEW: I read We Are the Ants last year and promptly fell in love with it. It was one of those books I picked up on a whim, not expecting much, and it just sort crept up on me and suddenly it was a favorite. This is the second book by Hutchinson that I've read and I think its cemented him as a favorite author for me.
This kind of has the same idea as We Are the Ants: there's a possible major world catastrophe going on in the background as a guy goes through life trying to figure things out. You don't know if it's in his head or actually real and honestly....don't get many answers in the end, so for's a tad frustrating. But character wise...this book packs as much of a punch as We Are the Ants.
If you're not into sci-fi, don't let that element of the book turn you off of this. It plays very little into the story. A majority of this story is character development and typical contemporary drama stuff. It is very much of a slow burn of a book, but the pay off at the end is worth it.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of We Are the Ants, Magical Realism fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five disappearing universes

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