The writing is extremely smart and clean, with the dialogue rattling off fast and furiously. The comedic timing of the author is also exceptional, which can be rare in prose, but the general tone of whimsy and weirdness in this novel fit perfectly with the tongue-in-cheek writing style.
Eirik Moe Dahll-Larsøn is an astute observer of human relationships [...] His skill with relationships gives rise to well fleshed-out characters that readers like me commit to and feel sympathy for. Hoping the characters I root for survive keeps me reading till the very end.
Darkly compelling [...] Fans of sci-fi, fantasy and mystery shouldn’t anticipate the usual genre read
[...] for enthusiasts of stories that challenge the mind and invite reflection
The action sequences are frequent, but they don’t dominate the plot, and Dahll-Larssøn takes the time to develop his characters beyond being aliens, monsters, or moody one-dimensional superheroes.
Dahll-Larssøn pulls off a neat trick here: by presenting his protagonists as eccentric, he makes them feel more human. Then, when things start going terrifyingly, spectacularly wrong, the reader suddenly finds himself invested in the fate of these characters.
This novel delivers a fictional future that is richly supported with exposition and detail, so much so that getting lost in this reality is wildly simple. The narration is meticulously constructed, so while some of the scenes may seem fast-paced and manic, the plot is rarely difficult to follow.