Wednesday, March 30, 2016
author: Greg F. Gifune
average rating: 4.50
read at: 2016/03/30
date added: 2016/03/30
In 'Babylon Terminal' by Greg F. Gifune, we enter a strange world where it is always dark. It feels like some familiar ideas from Science Fiction movies like Dark City or Logan's Run or Blade Runner, but I don't think that's such a bad thing.
Monk is a Dreamcatcher in the city. His job is to stop people who leave the city. The main reason they leave is to find the ocean, but as far as Monk is concerned, there is no ocean. He also doesn't seem to have any memories. To make things worse, his wife has now become a runner on her way to the non-existent ocean. Monk decides to go after her to stop her and hopefully save her life from his zealous co-workers. The zealous co-workers want to stop her as well as Monk. Monk also finds himself in a strange world outside the city where the people he runs across are not too happy to have him around either.
It's set in a dark, weird future, much like the movies I mentioned above, and the plot and circumstances feel that way too, but it's an original enough story. I felt that the ending left me a bit confused and it seemed to end a bit abruptly. It's a short novel, and I felt like I kind of got dumped off at the end, but I liked the character and the weird places he found himself.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Dark Fuse and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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