The Review: The author temporarily leaves behind his technothriller Auto books and writes a duo of stories that are very good indeed. I urge readers to go into them without reading anything beforehand, not even the blurbs.
Both stories are told simply, from the viewpoint of a young boy. The technique is deceptively simple but what the author achieves is much much deeper, stark beauty seamlessly becoming sheer horror in the first story and something weirdly unsettling morphing into moving profundity in the second.
I enjoy Wailing's Auto books but, based on these, I'd love to read other work from him too.
The Verdict: A delightful duo from an author who should switch from Auto to Manual now and again!
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