BOOK REVIEW: The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall


Publication Date: April 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
Genre:  Fiction

Publisher: Cannongate USA
448 pages
Buy:  Kindle Paperback 


Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. All he has left are his diary entries recalling Clio, a perfect love who died under mysterious circumstances, and a house that may contain the secrets to Eric’s prior life. But there may be more to this story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and to escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him.


This was a crazy intense book.  I didn't know what to think when I started it but I got immediately sucked into this strange world.  I honestly don't even know how to review this book.  It is on such a grand scale of completely strange and interesting concepts I am in awe of the author.  How he could even keep up the plot left me stumped.  

If you have read House of Leaves you will enjoy this mind bender of a book.  It leaves you rethinking your memory loss and if alternate realities exist and what the mind can do.  It deals in concepts and ideas but as if they are real tangible things. 

Eric Sanderson is in the middle of all this when he wakes not remembering anything about his life.  As he embarks on an adventure to figure out what happened to him and how to stop it from taking any more of his life he finds himself in another world inside this one.  It's truly a spectacular story once you grasp it.  

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