Review: Karoline Georges’ Under The Stone 9781772140361

Review: Karoline Georges’ Under The Stone 9781772140361

LIQ June 2016 coverThis book review first appeared in the June 2016 issue of Life in Québec Magazine and on Quebec news and information portal LifeinQuebec.com.

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Title: Under the Stone
Author: Karoline Georges
ISBN: 9781772140361
Price: $18.00
Publisher: Anvil Press

Review by Nathalie Peron

Montreal-born author Karoline Georges explores in her sixth literary work Under the Stone the story of “the child”, born in a dark futuristic nightmarish world where people as individuals no longer exist and knowledge is cultivated and shared in such a violent manner it borders on social destruction. This weird mix of philosophical essay and sci-fi novel nonetheless provokes conflicting feelings of despair and compassion for the child.

The story is told in the first person throughout the whole book and it is solely from the point of view of the main character, the child, that we can feel the story and try to understand the other characters and their environment.

Despite the sombre, eerie and claustrophobic setting, the child’s quest is more than relatable. Born from the event called the “singularity” by the child, timeless questions are asked: who, what, where and why am I?

This microscopic event generates monumental-sized waves that beat upon the predetermined order of what is and what will always be, thus illustrating that the essence of human nature: the quest to better oneself and refusing to settle inevitably conquers all.

This novel is not for summer afternoon light reading but, in the right frame of mind, will carry you in a dark world where hope may prevail and poetry will inspire.

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