Aug 212013

Where do heroes come from? How are friendships made? What makes us human? These are the questions that Lavie Tidhar grapples with, in this story of friendship writ large upon a canvas that stretches from the 1930s to the present day, in a slightly alternate world where superheroes exists, but heroics mean different things to different people. Choices made in the second world war resonate down through a series of brilliantly detailed cold war scenes, ultimately wrestling with the idea of the self. This is a big, ambitious book that manages to deliver. Expect nominations, awards, and Tidharian grumbling speeches.

Pre-order it here (UK) or here (US). You really, really should.

  One Response to “100 word review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar”

  1. This sounds pretty cool; I’ve got it on my TBR shelf but wasn’t 100% on just diving in. I think I’ll lemon-law test it beforehand 🙂

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