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Railhead by Phillip Reeve
Railhead by Phillip Reeve is a novel full of adventure, romance and action. The author mixes these elements by using powerful descriptive language. He employs strong and accurate adjectives. An example of this is the description of the catastrophic event that both Zen and Nova trigger which cause the death of some Noon’s members and trains (Train of Gifts and Wildfire ).
I really like the balance between colloquial language, that the author uses in characters conversations ,and the descriptive language. The writer makes us feel “comfortable” so that after a very sophisticated description we can enjoy a more accessible colloquial language.
What I felt when I was reading the novel is that the author wants us not to be like Zen, but to be Zen. I say this because the writer describes the scene with such detail that it makes us feel as if we were there with Zen and Nova throughout the whole story.
Furthermore, the author uses chapters to show the start of a new scenario or event. From my point of view, this is a good way to keep the reader interested and to create suspense. I liked the last chapter when everything was revealed and I liked the end ... Except the fact we CAN’T know the new K-gate in this book, which is TERRIBLE!.

Posted on: 25th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

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