Gripping story and excellent writing
This is a rapid page-turner. The story grabs you and pulls you along with it like a strong current. It’s not only a great story but great writing. Fukuda describes things like a poet, but not a snobby one that no one can understand. It was so good that I wrote down some quotes.
“Because despite my near identical physiological similarity with them, there are seismic fundamental differences that lie beneath the frail and deceptive surface of similarity.”
“He can whisper a rat to death with the razor-sharp incisions of his carefully nuanced words.”
“The paper is now more crinkled than a smashed mirror, the words and phrases hung up in it like insects caught in a spider’s web.”
I can understand all these. They paint pictures in my mind and don’t detract from the pacing of the story. Sometimes I get the urge to skip ahead to find out what happens because I just have to know, but the writing is too good to miss.
Books 1 and 2 have cliffhanger endings. I highly recommend having immediate access to the next book available!
Just as with part 1, I can’t put it down. The water tunnel gave me the creeps! This is a must-read.
Absolute genius! Ziplined to the satisfying end.
The 3rd installment of this trilogy keeps the fast pace and beautiful writing going. The words paint vivid pictures for the movie in my head. With something as good and long as this, I dread getting to the end. Usually, I don’t want it to end or I’m bummed with the ending. Not here. I think the ending is genius. It satisfies. There is a hard ending – no more cliffhangers. There are a few strings not tied up prettily in some characters whose fates are unknown, but they don’t really bother me. It all makes sense. Love it!