Book : The Dance of the Jester
Author : Koos Verkaik
Plot : Suddenly, at the end of the twenty-first century, the world changes. The tycoons rule and name themselves kings. The times are rife with extravagance and decadence, extreme power and richness. The world is one big party. And there is chaos! No one seems to wonder how this all came to be. No one seems to wonder what is actually happening. No one seems to care about anything anymore. Except for some odd outsiders. One of them is Oscar Man, the illegitimate son of tycoon Otto Man. Once he was a prince; then he became a pariah, a jester, with nothing to lose for himself and so much to win for the world… In these turbulent times, the Second Renaissance, strange creatures come into power and try to subject every single human being to their will. They make the poor jester Oscar Man dance. But ultimately Oscar will manage to solve the biggest problems the world has ever faced!
My rating: 4/ 5 stars
First of all a huge thanks to the author for sharing me the copy of the book and providing me with such an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with his work.
The author till date has managed to bring such pleasant surprises with the kind of themes and stories he adopt for his books. Each book from the author’s work station has been unique including the current book.
I love how the author picks a random theme and just dives into it with such dedication because each story element, each character is like a marker in the grand theme of the book. One of the things that I like about the author is his intricate weaving of his story.
There are two things that you should be prepared for when you pick up the author’s book. One that the author loves his descriptions and this time too I noticed how author tends to indulge into background details and since the background details are quite a few in quantity, you need to be a little patient and concentrating on these details to keep track of everything that happens in the book
Second thing about the author’s book is his writing style. As I mentioned in the review of one of his previous books, the author doesn’t leave you easily. in fact he requires your full focus and attention. His books are not something that you can consider reading at leisure because the author tackles his story in layers and one has to be conscious and thoroughly indulged into the book to admire this intricacy and strength of details exhibited by the author
I have always been a fan of the author and this book has made me even more so. It’s always interesting to see how the very crux of the story is twisted and turned by his unique narration style.