Review: Ship of Theseus, by J.J. Abrams

Ship of TheseusShip of Theseus by J.J. Abrams
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

More of an artifact than a literary work, a choose your own adventure for Generation X and Millennials, I found reading the novel as a literary work difficult because there was so much else going on with postcards and maps and memorabilia, lots of distractions which took me away from the primary narrative, and as a result, to my great shame, I found myself dismissing the novel, labouring to return to it, and in the end, leafed through it like some relic found in my grandfather’s chest, rather than a work of fiction.

And more’s the pity. I think the publication was more of an attempt to dazzle and market, rather than to present a well-crafted story. Might have better been marketed as a Mysterious Package than a literary work.

Still, if you like that sort of thing, I suspect you will very much enjoy this adventure. But for his aulde pharte, it just kind of fizzled.

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