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This story really truly explores who is the true monster and who is merely human, who is the Killer and who is Safe, and most importantly it tells the story that Matthew needs to tell to the reader. The world depicted herein does have interesting features. Now it appears he's been getting some big ticket endorsements as well. Some readers surely exist who can appreciate Bobet's vision, but I am not that reader. I started reading this because she is a Canadian author and the cover is freakin' cool.
Safe, his mother who died when he was three - she had gills in her neck; his father who had lion's feet - he went up Above and never returned when Matthew was ten; and the forty-odd other misfits escaping the whitecoats Above. Underneath the world is a place called Safe, where anyone Sick or Freak or Beast is given Sanctuary. Overly simplistic writing, not enough drama and dull characters. About all I can say having finished Above is that I didn't completely hate it. Origin of aboveMiddle English above n from Old English ab? There might be mild spoilers in this review, it's hard to say, but for once I want to really talk about a novel, about the things that struck me so much while reading it. Summary: This book was not for me.
He takes his role as Teller seriously, and is observant, patient and listens well. B Sentences are so purposely convoluted. It was such an interesting outlook to the world of 'Above' and its characters. The synagogue was hosting its Passover Holiday Celebration which was scheduled. Above was tense, mad, sorrowing, and altogether lovely. Everyone feels flat and I don't get a sense of any real emotion anywhere, even in the scenes that I know were meant to be gut-wrenching.
I gave it two stars because outlined on paper- this story has potential to rock my face off, however it just falls short. Furthermore, I felt as if I barely knew what was happening in the novel for most of the story and even worse, I couldn't be bothered to care. It's weird but I actually tend to like it when authors write their novels in strange dialects, I think it adds a certain uniqueness and personality to the characters, for example, in. Our protagonist, Matthew, is a young man born underground, in Safe. The prose is lovely, round, and vivid; at times it felt like poetry.
But like I mentioned above, I was a little skeptical at the start because of the writing being so different and not something I was use to. The cover is just gorgeous- but the story starts slow and moves forward and sideways and backwards at a snails pace. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--as does Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers. There are no big twists to give away, nothing like that, but I don't want to infringe on anyone else's reading discoveries, so if you're thinking of reading this and want to approach it in ignorance - the best way to go, really - then stop here with my complete endorsement of this book. Too many adverbs and adjectives used as proper nouns, too many capitalized words, and too many pronouns missing. I cannot bring myself to give it a fair rating because I just can't bring myself to finish it.
I have also had the pleasure of meeting the author--which is always a neat experience. Instead this book is about people discovering who they really are as they fight their own past demons and on-going mental issues. I didn't get my answers until I read more about the parts she was involved in as well as other characters. I have learned my lesson. If this book were a person, it would likely end up in a straitjacket, trapped in the sorts of institutions many of its characters have been at one point or another. It's written like the protagonist never learned to speak properly and although it worked for me in Blood Red Road, It's really confusing in this. Anyway, Matthew lives underground with a society of people who are all scarred or mutated in some form or the other.
The beauty of the prose - Matthew's distinct way of Telling the story - is that it perfectly captures several things at the same time: the child-like understanding, the capacity for seeing things differently, the nightmarish quality to much of the story, and the sheer breadth of possibility. A human story, rich in all its irony. They really are shadows, and yet they're so much more than that. The glory of the reading experience was in the discovery of truths that hurt and pulled and tore — forming you, and the characters, into new people. He represents duty and stalwartness, always longing for home and determined to restore it for his people. Suddenly Matthew finds himself in Above with a ragtag collection of refugees from Safe.