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Asad-Ali, Oakgrove School

Railhead

I personally think that railhead is one of the best books I have read in ages. It is a science fiction novel set in the future which can be a very deadly and threatening place to be living in. Zen Starling is an alluring character and I enjoyed reading the whole story which was based around him. At first the novel didn’t really hook me in and I found it extremely boring due to the complexity of the storyline and the concept of the k-gates, k-bahns, locos, rays etc. But after a few chapters I got intrigued and managed to read the whole book pondering about each chapter. If you put the book down for a long period of time, you will be completely lost within the book. The story shows human rights by it having the moral: you can be anyone. This is shown because Zen starling was actually meant to be part of a very royal family until his ‘mother’ stole him and they had been on the run ever since. Overall, out of 5, the book will be rated 4.5 by me.

Posted on: 15th June 2017 at 09:23 am

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