#BookReview of Recursion by David J Harrison @Harrison55 @BookGuild #Recursion #BookTour #ZooloosBookDiary #ZooloosBookTours

Posted April 19, 2022 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

#BookReview of Recursion by David J Harrison @Harrison55 @BookGuild #Recursion #BookTour #ZooloosBookDiary #ZooloosBookToursRecursion by David J Harrison
Published by The Book Guild Ltd on October 28, 2021
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Pages: 200
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Everything that is going to happen already has.

During a disruption in the timeline of a sleepy Lake District village, the erratic and strung-out artist Haruki Kensagi cannot help but feel that he’s been here before, either in his past or in his future.

Haruki, struggling with both his painting and his mental health, disappears.

His long-suffering wife Jane Kensagi, herself a brilliant musician, interrupts her career to look for him unaware that a malignant and ageless entity awaits them both under the dark fells of the Lake District.

The estranged couple becomes caught up in a dangerously recursive series of events surrounding a dormant cosmic force.

They encounter a cabal of enigmatic characters who may hinder or help in equal measure.

And over all this madness, the monstrous but charismatic Captain presides; part faith healer, part cult-leader, all saviour.

Haruki and Jane are taken to the limits of sanity and beyond in their attempt to escape from the evil that has been unleashed.

I have just finished Recursion and to be honest I have no clue on what to feel or think. I am not sure if I have already had these thoughts or if I am still to have these thoughts….or will I ever have these thoughts…. confused?

This book is very clever but also a mind bender. I thought I was beginning to understand what was going when I read Frank’s chapters. I was wrong. Time has been completely messed with!

It was intense as I was flicking the pages on my kindle. Because you never quite knew where you were in the story, you definitely need to keep your wits about you! Normally as I write reviews I can empty my mind and start afresh, this book won’t leave my mind, it wont comprehend what it has just read.

The writing was a thing of beauty as it has you engaged in the story whilst taking you on what could only be described as a drug induced ride. Time has no meaning, the adventure is what you are there for and it is totally trippy. It is your interpretation and journey here and only you can decide on the future. I mean I still have questions, but think I will have to accept I won’t be getting the answers. I have come along for the ride.

I could see the allure of the Captain and the oddity of Frank, but the conclusion, that is not something I foresaw…or maybe I did….well it is all recursive isn’t it.

Until next time xxx

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About David J Harrison

David J Harrison only realised that Lord of the Rings had been read out to him as a sleeping child when as a teenager he sought an explanation for its familiarity. On a more conscious level, he was brought up on a diet of classic science fiction and fantasy, most notably the stories of Robert E Howard, Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp. Little wonder that he chose psychology as his degree subject. He works in biotechnology, specialising in medical devices and is excited to have contributed towards several important new medicines. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and children who he stops reading to when they fall asleep.

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