I would recommend this read to fans of John Saul (for me it was a bit reminiscent of Creature) or Karen Thompson Walker's The Dreamers: A Novel, which is also a gentle blend of science and fiction.
Anyone who grew up with a sister will identify with the sometimes complicated relationship that June and Ruth share.
Walker really gets inside the head of Dr. Hart, showcasing both his narcissim and deep insecurities all the same time.
There's always such an interesting tension between the poor and the rich. Especially when there is a huge discrepancy between the two--and especially when the poor can only survive by working for the very rich. The East End is Jason Allen's debut novel. Previously, he has published a work of poetry, A Meditation on Fire.... Continue Reading →