- File Size: 1419 KB
- Print Length: 255 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942458045
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- Publisher: Westmarch Publishing (March 2, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 2, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TQEJCW8
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There I was, reading an uncharacteristically sober (for the author) missing person-cum-corporate malfeasance novel and BOOM! Robert Kroese happens. The world turns upside down and everything I thought I knew (I had it all figured out!) explodes. On second reading all the signs were there, like lighted billboards on a dark desert road leading to Las Vegas - if only you know how to read them.
Kroese doesn't waste a lot of time describing the Silicon Valley setting of Sunnyview because he doesn't have too; he trusts the reader to know what a summer camp for hipster computer geeks looks like. This allows for a lean novel that doesn't bog down. The story moves along smartly and the pieces don't all fall into place as expected, which makes for an enjoyable read.
This novel is really a 4.5 to me because (minor spoiler) the protagonist didn't react to his daughter's death. Although they were estranged for several years Stone felt strongly enough about her to make a long road trip to find her, but when confronted with her death, nothing. I understand people like Stone have to compartmentalize their emotions, but eventually he has to deal with it. I won't fault the author for not writing the novel I think he should have written, but I think the story was too lean in this aspect.
Overall this was a good effort and well worth the time spent reading it. Job well done.
I rarely read a book where I speculate seriously about what I would do in the protagonist's situation, but I did with this book.
It's a gem. And now we know that when Kroese gets serious, he gets deep. Highly recommended.
I really liked the way the author was able to mesh together the different genre conventions into an unexpected new direction, kind of like Snow Crash without the all broken future stuff.
I'm going to have to be vague at this point to keep from spoiling the story, but the plot twists in a big way in the last third of the book. Suffice it to say that City of Sand calls into question what is real and what are projections of our minds.
The only reason I didn't give this novel 5 stars was because I loved the detective story so much; the plot twist jolted me out of my feverish e-page turning and forced me to grapple with some metaphysical questions. I suspect this was the author's intent, so mission accomplished. I suspect that when I go back and re-read the last part of the book, I'll be better prepared for the mental challenge.
Along with The Big Sheep, City of Sand represents a big leap forward for Mr. Kroese. His latest two books are mature, thought provoking novels that show his growth as an author.