Title: Note to Self
Author: Peter Ward
Pages: 230 double pages
Publisher: Diversion Books
Published: 17 September 2013
Summary from Netgalley:
In a world where technology controls everything, sometimes your own handwriting is the only thing you can trust.
Richard Henley is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, but when he finds strange notes in his own handwriting warning that someone is trying to kill him, he is sent on a journey to places he never knew existed. With an ominous and all-powerful organisation on his trail, his only hope is to trust unexpected allies, take control of his life, and uncover the truth about what happened to the girl he loved twenty years ago. A darkly humorous commentary on our app-obsessed culture, if Richard can stay alive, his world will never be the same again.
Note to Self is a carefully thought out, mind-boggling sci-fi experience. It follows Richard Henley, a normal man just going about his everyday routine who is suddenly warned to run, to get out now. You follow the journey of Richard through strange places as he realises he is part of something bigger than he could ever have imagined. When notes start to appear in his handwriting, notes he hasn’t written, this is just the tip of the strangeness this story encompasses.
I throughly enjoyed this story, as a student of chemistry i understood many of the quantum physics references which made me smile, however this book is highly able to cater for those with less of a science background. I did find this book hard to start and wasn’t really sure about what i would think after the first couple of pages, but believe me when i say, stick to it and it will become something you can not put down, even if you need to. The characters are written in a way in which you can really relate to them, even though you’ve probably not gone through what they’re going through. I don’t want to spoil the story by saying anymore 🙂
I really enjoyed the introduction of Cassandra at the beginning of the book, even though you don’t realise her full importance until much later, i would recommend this book to any fans of the sci-fi genre, or anyone who wants a ‘different’ read to normal. You won’t be disappointed 🙂
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Thanks for reading,
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.