I finished reading Mr. Cyrus Keith’s debut novel Becoming NADIA a few months ago. In hardcopy. Although “devoured” might be a more accurate term since I read it all, cover to cover, in under 18 hours. I wrote this review within an hour of completing my first read through of the novel.
I was sitting in front of the computer, legs tucked under me, inhaling the deliciously complex bouquet of my steaming Kopi Luwak and wondering how on earth I could put my thoughts about Mr. Keith’s debut novel into words. And then I did. Or, at least, tried to. So here it is, the review I wrote all those months ago. Yes, posting of this review is long, long overdue.
Put simply: I love it. It’s beautifully written, peppered with clever turns of phrase, a highly-engaging plot line and populated by fascinating, multi-dimensional characters.
My only regret is that I did not purchase 2 copies. If I had, then I can dive back for a re-read right now this very second, to catch any and all subtle nuances I might have missed. As it stands now, I must practice self-control and put my hardcopy on the shelf so it can ‘rest’. I must not damage the spine 🙂
I am looking forward to purchasing and reading (devouring) the rest of the trilogy as soon as they become available in hardcopy.
Excellent work, Mr. Keith. Do keep the novels coming.
I think Unalive will soon be available in hard copy. Cue visual of me rubbing my hands together in glee 🙂 I can’t wait for Critical Mass to also be in hard copy. What can I say, I love the smell of books. And I’ll finally know how it all ends 😀
Do pop by Mr. Keith’s cyberhome for a cuppa e-joe and a bit of natter.
Oh, and I probably should mention that I bought my beloved copy of NADIA here.
Thanks for dropping by, do stay well and remember to have fun out there 😀