The end of the world

But which world is ending? I have just finished Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and over all found it thought provoking and entertaining, if a bit obscure. There were a lot of ideas in this novel, some strange, some confusing, some interesting, some mundane, some--seemingly irrelevant. We follow two sides of one consciousness. …

Multiple I’s

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is written in first person, from two viewpoints. I don't see how the two stories are related just yet, but I expect it will become clear. Writing two different characters from a first person point of view seems strange. I would be wondering, as a reader, if …

The Fold, by Peter Clines

I listened to The Fold recently, and while the premise was promising at the start, it ended up being more frustrating and annoying than enjoyable for me. Our story starts with the protagonist, Mike Ericson, high-school teacher, getting a request from his old friend at DARPA to do a special top secret task. Why would …

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