Best Dystopian Science Fiction Thrillers Reviewed By BookViral

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Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

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  • ASIN: ‎ B09R2JV4HC
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 163 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN: ‎ B09R34XGQL
  • Genre: Dystopian Science Fiction

The BookViral Review:

It’s rare that a novel leaves you glued to your seat, wanting to read it again, but Like Shadows in the Night is certainly one of them as Armon Mikal delivers a unique and cleverly conceptualized Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller.

There’s a belief in publishing these days that readers have shorter attention spans and must be distracted by nonstop shocks or action but reads like these often prove shallow and Mikal seems cognizant of this. He certainly doesn’t skimp on the shocks or action. The latter being one of his fortes. But every action scene contributes with Like Shadows in the Night rapidly building momentum as it marches from page to page with vivid action snapshots. And with it, Mikal captures deep echoes of humanity.

On this level Like Shadows in the Night is a read that lovers of measured storytelling will embrace as its disturbing themes become increasingly amplified throughout whilst the central themes of elitism and medical exploitation are unsettling and disturbing enough to haunt readers well beyond the last page.

Mikal’s readers can take it as a given that his cast of key characters is a delight but ultimately it is Zeke who gives Like Shadows in the Night its life, depth and humanity as we’re left to think through some of the implications of organ harvesting and capitalism but perhaps, more importantly, Mikal’s an author who knows how to entertain his readers.

Here, Like Shadows in the Night touches a lot of bases, including sly satire. There is a running thread of macabre humour, but Mikal’s plot shows no signs of bogging down in its own cleverness or its twisting plot. But, Like Shadows in the Night is not just about narrative it’s about style and the dialogue of Mikal’s novel owes much to hard-boiled pulp fiction as he internalizes Zeke’s and Delila’s world with no time for drifting or the distraction of trite tropes and tired clichés.

Heading to what proves to be a cracking ending Like Shadows in the Night proves an exceptional read and a fine introduction to forthcoming titles in Mikal’s Aurora Chronicles series. A five-star must-read for fans of Dystopian Science Fiction it is recommended without reservation!

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