Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Fold by Peter Clines

"The Fold" by Peter Clines is a page-turning Sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats til the very end! Mike Erikson is just a normal small town guy working as a high school teacher...at least that's what everyone thinks. He doesn't normally show other people his gifts, but that's about to change now that his old friend, Reggie has introduced him to a project he's been working on. 

It's called the Albuquerque Door. A team of DARPA Scientists have discovered a way to teleport test subjects thousands of feet at a time. Test subjects go in one side, disappear, and come out the other side. And it seems to be working like a charm...or is it? As of late, something with the research team seems to be a little off. There is a growing sense of unease and some of the test subjects are having strange side effects. 

I am generally a big fan of Science fiction books, so naturally I was excited about this one. Peter Clines is known for his Sci-fi thrillers, and his best seller "14". I would say that "The Fold" lived up to my expectations. There is just the right amount of mystery, suspense, and humor. I had a hard time actually putting the book down because I just had to know what happened next. 

With that said, there were parts of this book that were just WEIRD. For example, Mike Erikson, the main character of this novel is a borderline genius. The author describes the way he retains knowledge as ants going back and forth between his brain. This analogy is used throughout the entire book and is referenced many times. I got to the 4th chapter before I fully understood what he meant by that. Most of the other oddities of this book are along those lines. I suppose every writer has their quirks right?

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It was unlike anything I had read in quite awhile. The ideas and writing were new and fresh, and thoroughly interesting. I would recommend The Fold to anyone who likes Sci-fi type books. I rate this book as 4 stars.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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