Book Title: Crossings
Author: Alex Landragin
Publishing Date: 28 July 2020
No. Of Pages: 384
(From Goodreads)Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut–a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes.
I was so curious after reading the preface of the story and the way it described we can read the book in two different ways. I chose the second nonlinear way and I regret it. I don’t know it’s my kindle problem or the story was exactly like the way I read but the story is not continuous I couldn’t figure out which chapters I missed, some links lead to the final page of the chapter which is nonrelevant to the previous ending chapter. Went through the front and back in kindle and tried to understand as much as possible but I lost! So I don’t know whether the ending I read is the real climax or not !! So this review may not be a proper one, but the best I can do!
The story setting is so different and interesting, I love the way it travels but the World War parts are not believable! The crossing concept was interesting and the only thing that made me keep on reading. The narration is nonlinear and confusing, the Characters are selfish and well defined. But the final chapters were chaos and I couldn’t conclude much! I would suggest reading this in a printed book than an ebook/Kindle format! Hope that would make the story much sense!
Thoughts while reading:
- The zig-zag reading concept was new to me and I was curious but ended with so much frustration and confusion I hate it now!
- The tribal woman character is defined as a selfish one and I hate her! I couldn’t find any justice on any of the crossings! it seems cruel and unforgivable!!
- The colonization and conversion of tribals were shown in an admirable way!
- The world war scenes were unbelievable! Being a Jew in the world war period but he can roam like a free man was seriously questioning my world war knowledge from other books!!
- As I told I couldn’t be confident about My climax understanding! I wish I should have read this as a printed copy to appreciate the book .
Thanks to #netgalley and the publishers #stmartinspress for this ARC. This review is straight from my heart not biased in any way!
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