Published in 2004
Number of pages: 529
You pay for one book and you get six stand-alone stories in different time period and different places.
- The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing
- Letters from Zedelghem
- Half Lives – The First Luisa Rey Mystery
- The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish
- An Orison of Sonmi – 451
- Shoosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After
When I read the fiction sequentially from stories 1 to 5, each story is cut-off mid-way and I get to read the continuation of that story after story number 6. When I read the continuation of a story much later on, I had forgotten the characters and the plot! I would be better off flipping and jumping ahead to complete the story. But I did not do it as I was trying to see the links between each story.
I was transported from 19th Century’s “Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing” to the futuristic Sci-fi fiction of “An Orison of Sonmi – 451” I found thrills of the chase of investigative reporting by Luisa Rey against a powerful conspiracy that was out to silence her.
I found “Shoosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After” hard to read especially when I was disturbed by the ungrammatical way the characters were speaking. Most time I was trying to make out what they were saying. That was tiring.