Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book of the Week - Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

In the beginning, I wasn't sure I liked this story of the people of a Texas town where a high school boy, who was obsessed with quantum physics, disappeared one day. As the time after the disappearance grows, a variety of residents show who they are by talking about the missing Tommy Smythe. Along the way other stories are told.

The structure is challenging and I was glad I stuck with it because eventually I  was captivated by the various narrators, the essential questions, and its ambiguity. A stunning debut.

While it is not science fiction, it will appeal to readers who like the big questions often posed in SF.  My gut feeling read-alikes for it would be Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson and Cecil Castelucci's First Day on Earth.

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