Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Steampunk

I have been reading Boneshaker and even though I really enjoy the steampunk genre, I am not really getting into this book. It has all the aspects of a good steampunk novel (zombies, zeppelins, Victoria era setting, machines run by steam) but I just can't seem to get into the story. I don't really understand why Zeke would risk life and limb to try to rewrite the past. I don't think his reasoning for entering Seattle was solid enough to warrant his actions. A steampunk novel that I really recommend is called The Affinity Bridge. It's awesome.

2 comments:

Katy said...

Oh come on! I absolutely love the story. Zeke entered the city so he and his mother could live in piece for once. Of course he didn't anticipate to be stuck in there for days. I think it's a great book and it's totally gotten me hooked on steampunk

Bailey said...

I think the point is more that Zeke was young and prone to making bad decisions. Plus, Briar and Zeke had a pretty hard time, and Zeke knew that their financial situation didn't warrant moving locations and the people in the Outskirts were pretty abusive.