𝔸𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕝𝕦 𝕘𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕤 𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕪 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣, 𝕡𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕥.
ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕠𝕟’𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔼𝕒𝕤𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥, 𝕚𝕟 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕡 𝕒𝕥 𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕓𝕪 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖.
𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕚𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕎𝕖𝕤𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥 ,𝕓𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣, 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕒𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕟𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤.
𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕞𝕒𝕪 𝕝𝕒𝕪 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕒 𝟙𝟝 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕘𝕚𝕣𝕝.
𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕘𝕒𝕚𝕟?
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯, 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹, 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵. 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴-𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴, 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦, 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰? 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯-𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳-𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴.
*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca
4 out of 5 stars
At first I wobbled between a 3.5 stars and a 4.
In the end this read struck me in a way and I knew it deserved the 4… and I will tell you why.
Kimi Eisele had a fantastic concept and she executed it perfectly.
This was unlike any post apocalyptic novel I have read before. Please keep in mind I am use to the fast pace, disease wiping out the world, zombies, evil humans struggling to survive and willing to do anything needed to do so….
The Lightest Objects In The Universe was different. It was a bit of a Showing the power of love even in the darkest of times.
A perfect balance of both plot and character growth throughout this read. The relationships that existed prior to this angry flu and the relationships that grew during the story were memorable. You meet so many different characters, each one unique in their own way.
That being said, while reading this you need to be on the ball. Kimi introduces so many different side characters, while bouncing back and forth between Carson, Beatrix and also some moment glimpses into their lives prior to this epidemic. If you miss an important moment or a character introduction it may confuse you. So pay attention!
If you are a lover of any post apocalyptic, dystopian, science fiction reads than give The Lightest Object In The Universe a go. It may be different then what you are use to but I don’t think it will disappoint.
Published by Algonquin Books, July 9, 2019
Thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for sending this powerful read my way for review.
And of course thank you all for reading.
Your Fellow Bookworm