For a long time, Chester, we… that is, Auntie and I and William, and a whole lot of people, we only sort of felt something might be happening around us, something we weren’t really sure what it was… When Chester visits his Uncle William’s stuffy house, he’s only trying to avoid cleaning the hall bathroom. But a single clue written on a gum wrapper may send them all on a frantic journey, across many cities and through places unknown to society, and into a strange war that no one really understands.
The badly written, poorly punctuated book description should have tipped me off, but I loved the bit about avoiding cleaning the hall bathroom (I hear you there), so I picked up a copy of this book. I’m trying to figure out what to say about it, and the only word I can come up with is confusing.
The book is as choppy as the description, and basic transitions are missing, so a person starts in one room and is suddenly someplace else. The fundamentals of good fiction are missing, which made it hard to follow which made it hard to engage. That made the book easy to put down, but that made it difficult to remember what was going on before I put it down.
It seems like it could be a good story, but it was hard to want to keep reading it.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.