Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Unseen, a book review

I had mixed emotions about this book. I didn't like the first part of it as I found the plot very confusing. I just didn't "get it".

However, as I came to the end of the book and saw where the author was taking it, then I thought it a very good story. Kind of like... The Matrix, that's it... where the reality one thought he was in was actually something quite different.

Lucas has been an "observer" of people since he can remember. In a plot twist, he becomes the person that is being watched and this whole theme of watching and being watched takes off from there.

This book would be appreciated by those who like unexpected plots and perhaps books that lend themselves to discussion. I could see it being read by a book club at a University. Especially if the group reads it all the way through before going back and discussing the chapters.

I'm glad I decided to finish the book but if I hadn't promised to review it, I would have given up too soon.

1 comment:

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

I'm with you, Brenda. If a book doesn't catch me in the early chapters, I'm quick to put it down ... I have too many others calling my name and I have a curious mind that is ready to read something delightful or thought provoking.