“It was obvious that this land had changed, even though he had never set eyes on it before.”Joss Sheldon, Other Worlds Were Possible
Title: Other Worlds Were Possible
Author: Joss Sheldon
Genres: Literary, Historical Fiction
Pages: 356 (Kindle)
Publish Date: January 30th, 2023
My Rating: ★★★★
Read: 12/14/2022 – 12/16/2022
I love thought-provoking works of literary fiction, especially when it pulls me out of my comfort zone. Eloquently written, Other Worlds Were Possible poses many questions about society as we know it today.
The book follows Sunny, a member of the Eagle Clan, as he’s confronted with outsiders infiltrating their homeland. These people bring foreign ideas; money, religion, hierarchy, and so on. Sunny questions these things, trying to understand them while also trying to make strangers understand the beliefs of the clan. Could there be war?
Joss Sheldon is a strong and unabashed writer able to flow effortlessly from dialogue to a more introspective style. This is a book that makes you think. Though I can’t say I see eye to eye on some of the viewpoints, I appreciate the way they were presented and articulated. I certainly haven’t read anything quite like this before.
A huge thanks to the author for inviting me to read and review a free digital ARC through BookSirens!
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- Beautiful writing.
- I was glad that the book stuck to one POV.
- It was interesting getting to learn about the clan.
What I didn’t like:
- I didn’t like how stereotypically Father Ralph was portrayed. I anticipated some negativity surrounding religion, but it read more like a spoof it was so over the top.
- Lots of gore and graphic details.
This was a challenging read for sure and extremely interesting. If I were picking it up on my own it would be something I’d have to be in the mood for, but under the circumstances, it was a good opportunity to branch out.