- File Size: 2658 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Shelldive (October 19, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009U58PQW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,368,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
TJ & Tosc: A Field Guide for Life After Western Culture Kindle Edition
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As other reviews have pointed out, like many first novels, it's not without it's flaws. In particular, the excessive use of dialogue tags that while clear, muddle up the flow of the novel and can make it clunky at times. Some of the characters are a bit too "goody two shoes" in my opinion, but that doesn't get in the way of the enjoyment of the book substantially. In fact, it's testament to the compelling and deeply philosophical ideas that these issues don't come close to trumping the books merits.
I often enjoy the flawed, but raw nature of first novels. TJ and Tosc may not be perfect, few books are, but it's still got a ton to offer. It's science fiction that not only looks to the future, but looks inward as well. We need more fiction that sees past its own cleverness, that recognizes that the fascination with outer space is in many ways a fascination with inner space. A few years back I read an article that explored how popular films and stories about other worlds are, despite the near certainty that no one will ever get out of our solar system in our lifetime. Even if transportation was to undergo in the next fifty years technological advancement akin to our movement from horse and buggy to spaceships, none of us is likely to find himself travelling beyond the confines of our solar system. We are here to stay, and Suhail Rafidi has aptly characterized the struggle as both a desire for technological progress and an even deeper journey into the mysteries within.
Towards the end I couldn't put the book down. It's a great story; I want to read a sequel and a prequel as well. Great Job Suhail Rafidi.
TJ & Tosc: A Field Guide for Life After Western Culture