I’ve started Jeff VanderMeer’s new book, Borne, and it is very interesting so far. Although it is YET ANOTHER post apocalyptic story, he is being refreshingly creative with it.
The very first thing we encounter in this destroyed world is not a zombie or a mutant person covered in boils, or a band of scavengers covered in spiky clothes–but a three story tall levitating bear. How does this thing exist? I’m not sure, but I’m very interested to find out.
That newness alone would be almost enough to keep me reading, even if it wasn’t particularly well written.
Newness is a huge appeal. Why do what’s been done and done and done, when you can do literally anything you want? You can come up with anything in that crazy mind of yours, so don’t hold back!