Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Laplatia by Alexandre A. Loch
In Laplatia the author introduces us to a very original concept: a city where imagination is used as fuel and citizens are therefore not allowed to imagine freely.
Written in a way that may remind you of classic dytopian novels such as "1984", Alexandre A. Loch gives the reader food for thought . As a psychiatrist , he knows the inner workings of the mind and creates compelling characters.
He " likes to make people think with my fictions". According to him: " A book should provoke catharsis; induce the reader to reflect about himself, his life, and the society he is living in. For that, I usually use a sharp style that touches directly the reader’s soul."
This book is not an easy read, you will suffer with the characters and feel suffocated by the harsh conditions they live in. Without imagination and fantasy there is little hope and the author describes the atmosphere so vividly that it is overwhelming at times.
I would recommend this novel to adult readers who like descriptive novels, psychology and miss classic dystopian literature.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.