The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed.
In the absence of both memory and writing is music.
In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.
A stunning literary debut by poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines beautiful, inventive prose with incredible imagination. (From: Goodreads)
Title: The Chimes
Author: Anna Smaill
Genres: fiction, sci-fi, dystopian
Publisher: Sceptre (UK), 2015
Edition: paperback, 289 pages
⭐⭐ chiming stars!!!
I’ve been standing here forever.
This book was a cover-buy. I saw the cover and I just had to buy it. Gaaaaah!
Things I Liked About It
– the writing
The author used a lot of music term in the sentences such as lento and presto. I think that was a pretty brilliant idea considering this story was about music.
– the world
It was a musical world! I loved music. However 👇
Things I Disliked About It
– the story
To me, the whole was just so complicated. I couldn’t quite get the main concept of this book. Even after I finished it, I was still in a blur.
You should pick up this book if you
– love music (prepare yourself that it’s more of a classical style)
You should stay away from it if you
– don’t want to read a book with confusing ideas