The Book of Joan: A Novel
Publish date: 2017-04-18
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
More a novel of ideas than a "yarn," The Book of Joan's characters exist primarily as symbols, vehicles for ideology. This quality brought to mind older modes of storytelling, such as ancient Greek and Roman epics, fairy tales, and didactic poems. Everything is heightened--the language, the stakes, ...
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]A tricky rating to give, for I did like some parts of this novel, but others just didn’t sit with me.It made for intense read, for sure: for the catastrophe it depicts, the parallels it draws with our current world, the violence inflicted to charact...
The Book of Joan starts off as one of the most prophetic, imaginative, and thought-provoking novels of the social media era. It ends far away, a genre-bending, weird thriller that at least remains thought provoking. Throughout it all, the language is rich and the story is compelling. Although the in...