• Malia Zaidi

Review: The Second Sleep by Robert Harris



The Second Sleep by Robert Harris


3***


I think I have read almost all of Robert Harris' books, so you can definitely call me a fan. He usually writes historical fiction that is as imaginative as it is educational, so this books, a sort of dystopian reverse history was quite a departure. I am not a fan of dystopian books at all, so was only moderately excited to hear about this one, nonetheless, I couldn't quite resists and had to see what it was about. It took me a good while longer than usual with his books to get into this story, in part because I was a little confused. About halfway, though, I suddenly couldn't stop reading and the pace really picked up. I don't want to give anything away and I can't really talk about the plot without giving spoilers, but it was entertaining and offered quite a few twists and turns. That being said, I was left a little dissatisfied with the ending and felt a lot more could have been done with the premise. All in all, though, an interesting book and a solid effort by one of my favorite authors in branching out to something quite different.

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