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84K – Claire North | A Book Review

84K - Claire North

Title: 84K

Author: Claire North

Genre: Science Fiction

About the book: It’s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette.

First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless, the story slowly but surely started to grow on me.

Characters: By the end of the novel, I liked the characters more than I did at the beginning. Theo, the protagonist, wasn’t the easiest guy to root for at first, but in my opinion, he redeems himself.

Quote:

“Did you think that kindness is born of terror?”

Writing: North writes in a unique but fragmented way. She uses line breaks to format some of her prose like a poem. I found her style a bit challenging, even confusing. Even so, I think the author compels readers to slow down and ask questions. I enjoyed part two more than part one because pieces of the plot start to fall into place.

Final thoughts: The ending provides some closure but also leaves room for individual interpretation. Although some things went over my head, I appreciate the work as a whole.

North’s latest book is a tough but worthwhile read. 84K comes out on May 22, 2018. If the story sounds like your cup of tea, consider pre-ordering it.


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