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Taniya, Plashet School

Railhead

Railhead was an ingenious, out-of-the-box book for me. Philip Reeve was able to think 'out of the box'. When I try 'thinking out of the box' I would always end up with dystopian stories such as the Hunger Games, Divergent etc. However this book went way out of the box than 'the arena and you have to kill each other to win'! Able to come up with a setting like that is... like a next Shakespeare for me. The one unique character named Zen Starling, who is an Indian (I guess?) For that is shocking indeed! It is shocking mainly because an Indian in a Sci-Fi book is not old and I've never heard one before. Round of applause to the author!

How planets are like streets to me and years apart in the K-Train. It seems to me that Reeve is suggesting classes in planets, I mean the lower class lives in Cleave and the higher class lives in a higher estate, in a better planet.

I'd give this a Thumbs Up!

Posted on: 24th May 2017 at 09:24 pm

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