Review: Prime Meridian

I decided that it was time to start writing reviews. The main reason for this is because I suck at it, so what better way to better yourself at something than jump right into it.

I’ll start with a book I read at the end of last year and I liked very very very much.

Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

This is a novella I expected to be science fiction. Instead, it’s the inner journey of a young woman in the not so distant future. I don’t usually go for slice of life, since I love reading for escape, I can’t have problems that hit too close to home in my fiction, as well. Yet, I started reading this book and didn’t put it down until it was over.

What I love about this one is the fact that it doesn’t actually touch the advanced part of the world. It’s about those of us who, upon technological progress and space travel and colonization, will be left behind. Those who won’t have the money to be a part of it. Those who will look at the stars longingly.

I don’t know what I loved about it more. If it was the intensity of the feeling of how it is to be poor and trapped, if it is the discussions with an old woman living in her past, or if it is was the main character’s strength to be selfish. What I know, is that by the end of it, I was satisfied and rooting for her.

The language of this book is, I think, the main part that kept me there, reading, interested. There wasn’t one word that didn’t need to be there, it was beautiful and packed with feelings, but without making them unbearable just to make you sad.

All in all, this is a great book and I’ll be reading more from this author.