The Book of Elsewhere

By Keanu Reeves and China Miéville - Rating: 3/10

I got this book as an advance copy and was really wanting to like it so I could say that, “I was totally in to this before anyone else.” Unfortunately, this book is terrible. The prose is dense and unnecessarily incomprehensible, the characters are flat and undeveloped, and the main plot goes nowhere. Just when I thought I had a handle on what was going on, the next chapter would shift into flashback or a side story told in a different voice. The main idea here is that there’s an warrior who can’t be killed and who has roamed the Earth for 80,000 years. There’s also an immortal pig. Most of the story takes place in a laboratory or something. I don’t know. This book was so boring. Even Zardoz or Highlander 2: The Quickening tackled the topic of immortality in a more interesting and thoughtful manner.

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