“Killer Domes and the Chosen One” by Gibbo Gibbs

An individualistic writing style is achieved through variations from the norm. In other words, it is created through the rules the writer breaks. However, if the writer breaks too many rules, the reader begins to wonder whether this is stylistic intention or a lack of writing experience.

With this book, it’s hard to tell.  The title and the author’s name indicate that the style will be off the beaten path. The post-apocalyptic setting provides a canvas for any sort of art the writer chooses, and Gibbo Gibbs chooses some wild ideas. Characters are painted with a broad, colourful brush, speaking in comic-book dialogue full of abrupt extremes.

The Chosen One himself is constantly insulting people, and nobody seems to notice. One intriguing character is an android with a constant smile that often contrasts in a macabre way with what it is saying.

Unfortunately, all this creativity is combined with enough standard grammar and sentence structure errors to tip our opinion towards a simple lack of editing skills, which is too bad, because it detracts from the overall inventive nature of the writing.

Recommended for Young Adult readers who are looking for something a bit different.

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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