Saturday, 2 July 2016

Book Review: The Blackbird Singularity by Matt Wilven

Title: The Blackbird Singularity
Author: Matt Wilven
Publisher: Legend Times Group
Publication Date: 1 August 2016
Pages: 272
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Literary Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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Vince stops taking his lithium when he finds out about his partner's pregnancy. As withdrawal kicks in, he can barely hold his life together. Somewhere between making friends with a blackbird in the back garden and hearing his dead son's footsteps in the attic, he finds himself lost and alone, journeying through a world of chaos and darkness, completely unaware of the miracle that lies ahead. (Goodreads Synopsis)

The Blackbird Singularity is a thought-provoking and fascinating read, charting Vince's struggle to make sense of the world as he quits his medication. Several times I found myself agreeing with things Vince expressed, and I was completely engaged in his journey from start to finish. This is a very sensitive portrayal of difficult issues, and for that I applaud Matt Wilven. His prose is delightful and easy to read, and I found it hard to put the book down, always wanting to know what would happen next.


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