BoX by Lucas Heath
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? I preferred the introduction because the writer immediately sucks you in and your first instinct is that you want to know what’s happening which is much like the people in the BoX. However, what I found especially irritating was that the contents page was found in the middle of nowhere. It’s not at the beginning, it’s not at the end. It’s in between the end and the excerpt for the author’s next book. The contents page is not relevant if you are reading by yourself but when you are part of a smaller group and trying to find chapters to discuss points or reading questions … I wasn’t at all amused.
Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? Certainly. The plot is simple but fascinating and creative. Think Lost meets Criminal Minds meets a wee bit of Mulholland Drive. The characters come from different walks of lives and are of different ages so their reactions to being in the BoX and how they feel about their past make for an interesting read.
Did the book description relate to the story? It did although nothing prepares for the twists that the characters and you will experience from being in the BoX. It would be interesting to know what inspired this story. Regardless, what the story meant to me in the end was that it was a the insanity of living in a small confined space versus the freedom of being able to set the world right by forcefully removing the wrong.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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