Dec 162013

James Smythe writes deep, complex novels which are really rather good. The Testimony – which keeps being cheap or free on Kindle, so watch for it – gives us the perspectives of twenty-eight people when a voice starts to speak, like radio directly into most people’s brains. This affects the world on very macro and very micro scales. People die. People change. They believe more in God, or less. Smythe weaves these voices into a complex, layered tapestry to ask what it means to be human. It’s a silent book that sticks with you and resonated for days, or even weeks afterwards.   Get it here (UK) or here (US)