Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Spring Clean by Proxy review

Spring-Clean by ProxySpring-Clean by Proxy by Robert Bayley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little like The Girl with all the Gifts but with less hope. Slightly, and I mean ever-so-slightly, disjointed at times but on the whole a thoroughly engaging read with a male doing a really rather marvellous female perspective. This is something I've been thinking about for a while and I really couldn't tell that the author was male, not that one should with good writing as both "voices" are human, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try. I do so look forward to reading his next works as he can only get better!

I'm reticent to go into more of the story but he seems to share Stephen Baxter's joy in destruction and it's effects on the people observing the chaos. The effects of the changing physical environment and the changing mental states of the characters are perfectly captured in the prose and I caught myself re-reading sections to try and figure out how he'd captured the feeling not only in the words but in their structure - an excellent and engaging read!

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