Saturday, November 30

Book Review: Choke Collar - Positron Episode 2

Title: Choke Collar: Positron Episode 2

Author: Margret Atwood

Pages: EBook 51

Summary: In this new episode, the stocking comes off, with husband and wife Stan and Charmaine facing more troubles in safe but carefully controlled Consilience, a social experiment in which the lawful are locked up and, beyond the gates, criminals roam the wasteland that is the America of Margaret Atwood's creepily plausible near future.

Stan understands the Faustian deal he and his wife have made. What he doesn't anticipate is the stupefying boredom. What wakes him? An illicit lover's note written by a mysterious woman who also lives in Consilience. Breaking the rules, he stalks her and is delivered not into the arms of the nympho of his dreams but into a nightmare of mind games and some very kinky forced labour.

My Rating: 8/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This one took me a while to jump into, mainly because it's been so long since I've read the first book in the series. But so I was drawn in, and avidly reading to see what would happen next.

This particular volume was weird and slightly twisted at times. Eventually, this twisted side of the plot comes through to something different, and somewhat unexpected but, still the best work to describe this particular volume, twisted. Not in a bad way though, I still enjoyed the overall story, and the more I read on, the more background information is revealed about the setting and history behind Consilience and the story in general. Which looks to be something pretty awesome.

My biggest issue of the book is the characters, I haven't really been able to connect to them yet, and I still feel I'm at a bit of a distance from them. Otherwise, this episode was a fairly good one, and it leaves the reader hanging in the end.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, especially if you enjoy dystopian stories and it's an excellent choice for any Margaret Atwood fan.

What to read next: More from the Positron Serial

Challenges: 2013 Category Challenge, 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge

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