Author: K.G. Johansson Release Date: September 16, 2015 Series: None Genre: Science-Fiction | Speculative Fiction Edition: Paperback Pages: 206 Publisher: Affront Publishing Source: Editor, Peter Oberg Buy it here: Amazon
If you could have anything but the one thing you really wanted, what would you do?
Jack is part of a group of colonists traveling to the distant planet Shylock to build themselves a new home. But Jack has trouble letting go of his past and the world he left behind. He becomes obsessed with what could have been, and with the help of multis – mysterious beings from parallel universes – he begins his search for truth. However, in a world where even love seems impossible to define, what can he find?
Googolplex has a really, really unique plot based on very famous concept of multiverses. The uniqueness of the plot really stood out and over all this book makes for a great sci-fi read. There are various elements in the book that I absolutely loved and
I felt a really strong connection with the main character, Jack. I felt for him whenever his heart broke and felt happy to see him make progress. Rest of the characters were not stressed upon enough to establish a connection but that wasn’t a problem as the story was completely around Jack and his adventures (so to say.)
Having said that, I really liked the concept of multis and was constantly intrigued by their presence and interest in Jack’s life.
There was just a hint of romance but a lot of passion. Jack was completely hooked on his childhood crush and went to extreme lengths in order to find her. The entire process was really enjoyable. I also liked the concept of sic-fi mingling with a person’s love interest on a whole another level!
One of the best things about the book is author’s simple yet effective writing. It flowed beautifully and flawlessly and made the experience of reading this book a really pleasant one!
The book started with a bang! I really, really enjoyed it and was sucked into it right from the first line. After reading a few pages I started to feel connected to the main character, Jack and I knew that I was in for a pleasant surprise.
The book’s ending was not completely surprising, though I felt that it was a little far-fetched. I was expecting it to be a little more convincing than that but unfortunately it didn’t happen.
The cover could have been a little better but, considering the theme of the book, it’s actually quite appropriate.
The blurb describes the book perfectly.
Highlights: Uniqueness of the plot.
It’s hard to hate anybody that you’ve seen from inside.
The only people you like are people who also want to be alone. But at the same time , this also means that you’ll mostly leave one another be – which makes you stand each other.
Final Thoughts: A decent Sci-Fi read with a unique plot.
Heena Rathore P. aka The Reading Bud
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