René thinks he’s hit the jackpot!
After six months of no luck following college, he finds the perfect job with excellent benefits at The Power Company doing what he graduated in.
But a newly hired manager has a mysterious agenda. Employees disappear with no warning, and René is caught in a massive explosion that leaves the city of 8 million without power during a record-breaking heat wave. Riots rage and fires burn as the city plunges into chaos, and René finds himself framed for sabotage.
Only the intervention of a silent wanderer can save him and the rest of the city from a deadly power trip.
~ Goodreads Blurb
World Building: It’s sort of contemporary, with the whole finishing school and not quite getting a job things and such. The charm of “you can never have enough layers of management” wasn’t lost on me 😀 , that’s the note in which this world is built.
Characters: Fun, though not quite deeply explored. They felt more like novella/short fiction fit then for a novel, to be honest.
Plot: The idea of the story is interesting and fun to follow, but I felt it was perhaps a bit dragged on a bit, I feel it would have been a smoother delivery in a shorter format.
Writing: Fun, engaging, accessible. Had nice humor to it, sort of tongue-in-cheek style without going too far off with it.
Curb Appeal: The cover would get me interested, though maybe not sold. If I’d seen a physical copy of it and flipped through the pages to make up my mind if I’d buy it or not, the illustrations would have sealed the deal, for instance. Some of them are genius, like the imp ones. Freaking brilliant.
So, this was fun. I’m putting up as pulp fiction because that’s what it made me think of, really.
Do you guys like novels with illustrations inserted? Or would you rather have them separate, like a novel and a graphic novel of the story?