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Railhead

Railhead is a great book written by Phillip Reeve. The story is set in a dystopian future, when humanity has left Earth and settled on other planets. Instead of using spaceships, travel is by trains, using the K-Gates. The plot follows Zen Starling, a young 'railhead' who is enlisted by an outlaw to commit a theft aboard an infamous train. Zen meets three types of creatures through out the book: humans, Hive Monks (insect swarms) and Motorik (Machines).
A very well written book, and a dystopia like no other. Using different 'sections' of the story, Phillip Reeve creates an atmosphere that makes you think about what could really happen in the future, and you start to distrust the leaders of the world.
Do they really tell the truth?
Why would they lie??

Posted on: 28th April 2017 at 01:56 pm

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