DESOLATION ROAD

25 Jul

BLOODY BRILLIANT.

Desolation Road is a town on planet Mars. It exists for one reason, human survival. In another place and in another time, the reader is treated to a menagerie of characters who all tell the tale from their point of view. Each chapter reads like it’s own story, yet there is no break in the storyline.

McDonald’s writing style is mystical and magical. He blends Fantasy with a Cowboy Western with Science Fiction, and he does it in such a way that the confederacy is seamless.

Time travel; transcendent math; extravagant detail; religious zealotry; alternate realities; Frontier America in a Martian wasteland; colorful characters. And of course, Dr. Alimantanto who creates an (unplanned) oasis in a malfunctioning environment with the help of a greenperson (his destiny).

It doesn’t matter what manner of words I use to describe this book, they will all pale in comparison.

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