The City that Walked Away by Andrew Ravensdale (Book Review #340)

The City That Walked Away is a dystopian -science fiction- a novella written about a wooden statue of a God. It has been abandoned for a very long time in a place called, the Old City. The statue has been left behind, and he talks to himself.

As I began reading this short book, I was a little taken back. The language and literature were unfamiliar to me. The use of profanity was abrupt, and every sentence almost started with “The Wooden God” or “The cat” or “The Arch Priestess.”

The content of the work was not so much of a story-telling but had a sense of poetic-telling. The narrator was in the third person and revolved around the statue. I believe anyone that enjoys a different style of literature would enjoy this book. The genre falls under dystopian Sci-Fi, and the story originates from Hattusa, capital of Hittites which situated on a hill in Anatolia. I liked the fact that the author had done such research towards creating this story.

The author has definitely attempted to create something novel here, and I appreciated the attempt. I believe readers that seek a unique approach to storytelling will find this book pleasing.

Written by Jeyran Main

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