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Mothered Paperback – May 18, 2014
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Jan Jacob Mekes is an English writer born in the body of a native Dutch speaker, in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. He loves reading, writing, cycling, and photography. His favourite book is Don Quixote, he loves chocolate, and is a cat person. Re-reading this, he realizes this sounds like a profile on a dating site. In a way, that’s true, because I (said the inconsistent writer who switches to first person like the Hulk) want you to go on a date… not with me, but with my books. I love my readers!
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However, if you for some reason enjoy a story set in a dystopian future then you should check this out. You'll learn about a seemingly forgotten island and its inhabitants, who live quiet and simple lives undisturbed by the restrained and strictly governed mainland, the Maternopole. Events unfold on the island and it becomes a strategic piece in an ongoing war. The characters are well written and much of the island is described in such detail that you almost feel like you're there yourself trotting alongside aunt Beryl. Barbara and Eric. There's a rich background story although many things are not explained in the book and it is up to the reader to draw his own conclusions. Ultimately, it's an interesting and original story, and one can only hope that the author will follow it up with a sequel.
It's a rather frightening concept, if you think about it long enough. They have real desires, actual fears and true purpose in their lives.
I didn't expect much when I picked up this book. I honestly didn't.
Then Mekes' voice clicked somewhere, deep within my head, as I started reading. He presented this world, this story... these people as if they were long-forgotten friends of mine.
Friends I wanted to know more of, people I desired to meet.
People I wanted to save. To see them smile once more.
"Mothered" is not only a book. It is, indeed, a glassless window that welcomes you, holding your hand as you partake in a story that resonates with something within. I still do not know what exactly... but, as I finished the book, I realised that was not a simple journey. That was an experience.
I'm still smiling. I hope they are too.