Friday, June 19, 2015

The Fold by Peter Clines

The Fold is in the classic style of the science fiction novels of the 50s and 60s.  I was pleased to see the author did not fall back on the same old time or space travel theme.  The story is set in modern times making it easier for the reader relate to but also brings back a little of the past as a reference.  While the main character maintains multiple layer of complexity, the author is able to bring out the more personal side rather than letting the characters strengths over power the story.  The supporting character were also well rounded, each adding they own spin on the plot.  The unknown behind the new technology helps to drive why this is such a mystery and why is it guarded so well.  I liked the author’s ability to bring reality into his story, there were issues, problems and glitches those are what fuel the story and motivate the reader to read on.  As a warning if you are looking for a book for a child, here are a few sex scenes and a fair amount of swearing.  While it did not hamper the story, it really didn’t add much to it either. 
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.