The Fold

January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , )

foldThe Fold by Peter Clines


I bought this book around when it came out. I didn’t get to it right away, and I heard a handful of folks talk about how it wasn’t very good. Disappointed (I loved 14), I set it aside to get to it whenever. Jump ahead two years, and I get a text from a friend: “How is it you haven’t read The Fold yet? Didn’t you love 14?” So here we are.

I think I understand why I heard the poor reviews from other readers: They hadn’t read 14 before. It had been long enough since I read the book that I didn’t realize the two books were connected until I did a search for Aleksander Koturovic to see if there was some historical connection, and saw he had been a key character in 14. From there, I started doing some more research, and yep, they’re connected. The Fold isn’t a sequel or even a prequel, but it’s set in the same universe as 14, and finding the connections was half the fun of the book.

The other half of the fun was the story itself. The characters are vivid and likable, the plot is engaging, and the style is easy. It flows like a river across a flat stone, which was refreshing, considering that my last two non-Star Wars reads have felt dull and lifeless. I saw that I wrote about feeling giddy while reading 14, and I had that same feeling here. It reminds me that I haven’t read the Ex-Heroes series yet, even though all five books are waiting for me at home.

14 was one of those books where I told people to read it, without knowing anything about it. The Fold is another of those books, but now that I’ve told you it’s related to 14, I suppose that’s a spoiler of its own. If you haven’t read 14, go do that, and then come back to The Fold. If you have, then I have to ask you what my friend asked me: “How is it you haven’t read The Fold yet?”

Started: October 24, 2017
Finished: October 27, 2017

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