The Fold by Peter Clines

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Okay, this one’s going to be quick. This is a novel that I’d just started reading last night and actually made me to read it completely within one sitting. 5 hours straight. The last English book capable of doing that to me was Ender’s Game, thus I am compelled to write a review for this. I also realise that it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, so bear with me for a bit if my review feels like a mess, alright? Thank you.

So, let me start with a summary: the protagonist of this story, Mike, was a superhuman, one of the few people on the planet who actually possessed a photographic memory. While he was living his ordinary life as a high school teacher, an old friend came and offered him a job: observe a group of scientists who claimed that they have invented The Albulquerque Door, a device that can create a “Fold” in reality which allowed near instantaneous travel over a great distance. He accepted it, and for the first couple of days, things seemed to run without problems although some of the scientists seem a little bit skittish about their Door. And then an incident happened, and Mike realised that there were secrets buried deep within the team, that the device was not as it seemed, and that they had to race against time to stop a great catastrophe from leaking through the Door toward all known realities.

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Rahasia Hujan by Adham T. Fusama

Rahasia HujanThriller adalah salah satu genre yang, meski bukan favorit saya, tetap memiliki nuansa dan keunikannya tersendiri bagi saya. Membaca cerita yang berada pada peralihan horor-misteri selalu membuat saya bersemangat. Rasa kejat-kejut ala cerita hantu dengan bumbu investigasi a la detektif is my cup of tea.

Oleh karena itu, saat saya mendapati adanya novel thriller baru karya dalam negeri yang kebetulan juga diterbitkan oleh penerbit yang sama yang rencananya juga akan mem-publish novel terbaru saya, saya pun segera melihatnya.

Judul novel ini adalah ‘Rahasia Hujan’. Sampulnya… menarik. Unyu-unyu gimana gitu, tapi teru teru bozu berwarna merah darah dan tersenyum tersebut cukup menarik. Tambah lagi dengan fakta bahwa novel ini berlatar di Bogor–whoa. Langsung saya beli.

Dan, sesuai request dari sang penulis, saya pun akan mencoba membuat ulasannya di sini!

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