The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
Published January 7, 2015
- Author Gavin Extence
I had no idea what to expect going into this book and was drawn in immediately. The way it’s told, as though you’re just having a conversation with Alex himself as he reminisces, allows the information to be drip-fed, not always in chronological order
About halfway through, you sort of get a sense where the story is going but it’s still a shock when it takes that turn. I thought it was a really brave book, ripping open a layer of society that people just don’t want to talk about.
It was intensely detailed, too, from the shape and size of all the buildings, to the precise wording of conversations with receptionists, and yet it’s never boring. You’re just always waiting to see what’s next and where that step will lead. Great stuff.