- ASIN: B09CTS2QQZ
- Language: English
- Print length: 271 pages
- Genre: Cyberpunk Science Fiction
The BookViral Review:
An unrelenting, no excuses Cyberpunk Science Fiction thriller that is powerful in its revelatory immediacy and enthralling in its intrigue Nasri’s Into the Violet Gardens proves a big novel in terms of its many rich characters and the size of its vision.
Confidently delivering on both scores, Nasri’s novel evolves steadily. Growing richer with every chapter, whilst continuing to feed us with tantalizing morsels of information about The Virtuals.
His plot is intelligent and suspenseful, developing along more or less standard thriller lines without the need for unnecessary complexity and seamlessly integrating futuristic hi-tech to create a dynamic narrative that explores future militarism along with its underpinning values system. This, in turn, adds an important degree of moral and intellectual depth.
Nasri’s characters are wonderfully drawn and nonpareil in their human failings and imperfections without the need for genre tropes. Whilst the technological descriptions are kept to a bare minimum and play well to Nasri’s overarching story.
But look closer and in his subtext, you will find an element of philosophy as he explores the social implications and prejudices of being an augmented human and it’s this that makes Into the Violet Gardens a Cyberpunk Science Fiction thriller with a difference. A novel with an uncompromising intensity that embraces everything that’s good about the genre yet doesn’t batter the sense and sensibilities of the reader.
With impressive plot twists and a host of memorable characters like Troy Levi, Soriana and Eva, Nasri has delivered an original and compelling Cyberpunk Science Fiction thriller that is highly recommended!