Review: Flannel Worlds Apart

Flannel Worlds Apart by Aden Rossinni

Clues to describe this book: Future, New World, Telepathy, Uncovering the past

Disclaimer: I received a free paperback copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.

Review: Flannel Worlds Apart is the first novel I read from Aden Rossinni. This book contains elements of adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi which are definitely outside of my comfort zone in terms of what I usually like to read. The story is about Flannel (aka Flann), a 20-something year old guy, who lives in Columbia in 2042. His parents relocated to Columbia from England after WWIII when Flann was born. Flann and his younger brother along with his neighborhood friends create a club called OED which starts as a pastime, but then Flann and his friends discover that Flann’s father came to Columbia for different reasons than what they were told. Flann and his friends then take a journey where they uncover new worlds to find the truth of everything.

The beginning of the book is a bit slow, but the pace picks up pretty quickly about a quarter into the novel. The author’s ideas of different types of worlds underneath the Earth and outside of Earth are fascinating to read about. The book is a quick and easy read. The narration alters between Flann and a third person narrator throughout the story. A couple of areas that the novel could improve upon are reducing repetition in some parts and I found the some of historical sections to be a bit irrelevant and tedious.

Overall, this novel wasn’t my cup of tea due to the genre and content, however, if you are looking for a novel with elements of adventure and fantasy, then this book is worth picking up and reading.

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