Chris Beckett's Fiction
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I won a copy of this book on Goodreads in April. I loved the whole concept of this book! Really, what more could an anthropological history major ask for?? I liked this book so much that Mother of Eden has become my most anticipated book! I even wrote a review on my blog about it!!
Thanks very much Amber. Well, more anthropological history in Mother of Eden. I’ve had fun thinking about the way societies evolve and cohere.
Greetings from the United States. I saw this book in a Barnes & Noble, and it instantly caught my eye with it’s shiny cover. I read the description on the back, and it sounded interesting, so I bought it. Well, let me just say, if the cover was interesting to look at, the actual text was fascinating to read! First, I have to give you props to some of the most superb world-building I’ve ever seen in a novel; the planet, society, and back stories are thoroughly intriguing. Second, the characters in the novel are very well developed (Jeff is my favorite, but John is a close second. Lucy Lu is my least favorite, that stupid poser, but she’s still a well thought out character.) Third, the way the story shifts between the perspectives of different characters in each chapter was a very original way to write it (I’m sure it’s been done before, but this is the first I’ve seen it used) it also offers more insight into each character’s personality than traditional prose would. Forth, the somewhat broken English that everyone speaks in was fun-even humorous at times-to decipher (My favorites are the “Juice” and the “C”.) And fifth, the story itself was incredible, the moment I started reading it I was hooked, and couldn’t put it down; and the ending was amazing. I honestly think that Dark Eden is my favorite novel of all time. I also noticed that you are working on a sequel, and let me tell you Mr. Beckett, I am excited EXCITED!
Thanks Bela, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Sequel will be out in the spring!
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