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Never Now Always

Never Now Always Weird sci fi novella that explores how the stories we tell about ourselves shape us and those around us It s a chilling and thoughtful look at the thin line between memory and dream and the drive to f

  • Title: Never Now Always
  • Author: Desirina Boskovich
  • ISBN: 9781940372273
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Weird sci fi novella that explores how the stories we tell about ourselves shape us and those around us It s a chilling and thoughtful look at the thin line between memory and dream and the drive to find family.Never Now Always takes place in a future in which something s gone terribly wrong But Lolo s memories aren t what they used to be What s real What s dream SheWeird sci fi novella that explores how the stories we tell about ourselves shape us and those around us It s a chilling and thoughtful look at the thin line between memory and dream and the drive to find family.Never Now Always takes place in a future in which something s gone terribly wrong But Lolo s memories aren t what they used to be What s real What s dream She can t say, but she s sure there used to be Who are these Caretakers Where s her family, her sister What happened to the world So many questions Time to find answers.Never Now Always is a weird sci fi search for meaning, an apocalyptic murder mystery It s a twisting mix of The Great Escape, Dark City, and Jacob s Ladder.

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    1. A haunting novella set in a strange dystopian future where memory is unreliable and time unpredictable. Protagonist / narrator Lolo is an ageless little girl, at once childlike in her innocence, yet burdened with experience seemingly beyond her years. It falls unto her to break her way out of the routines of her antiseptic, white-walled world while she can, but is the freedom she seeks everything she hopes it will be? An intriguing and genuinely touching story.


    2. Unnerving Magazine ReviewNever Now Always is different. The narrative carries upon an abstract style that took a couple chapters to warm to. There’s a sense of rebooting heads and mismatched voices that appear contradictory–too adult versus a juvenile nature–until the fog clears and the situation begins to reveal itself.But once you’re in, you’re in.At times, this story reminded of other written works–The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist and Memento Mori by Nathan Nolan–as well as films–C [...]


    3. See more of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantI would like to thank Scott Gable at Broken Eye Books for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.Writing a book with memory loss is a difficult feat, as you want to have just the right amount of mystery mixed with knowledge to keep the readers intrigued. While I feel at times Boskovich achieved this, I also feel like this is something she constantly struggled with. I often found myself confused over the wording and where the story w [...]


    4. Desirina, you go girl! This is the first book I have read by this author and let me tell you, she blew me away. Never Now Always is a very touching story about Lolo. She is having a hard time remembering, well, anything. The past, the present, everything seems so faded. She is determined to find out the answers to the questions she has. The thing is, will what she reveals be what wanted? This story was touching and very captivating. Desirina gives great detail and leaves no stone unturned. The q [...]


    5. Desirina Boskovich’s surreal and aptly titled NEVER NOW ALWAYS follows the story of three interconnected characters, Lolo, Gor, and Tess who are only aware of the NOW in which they exist. Memories are wispy images that might or might not be real. The future is opaque. The present is gravely mysterious. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they here?The characters in this novella are all children. The silent antagonists are featureless adults enacting an impenetrable agenda, keeping the kids, [...]


    6. Lolo lives with other children in a vast labyrinth, overseen by the Caretakers, creatures with staring eyes, but no mouths or ears. The Caretakers experiment on the children, forcing them to remember events from their past, though each time they do, the memories seem different. From the start, Boskovich plunges the reader into the same disorienting world that the characters inhabit, where dreams, nightmares, and memories all blur together. Reality itself is in question, but the one thing Lolo is [...]


    7. Book #2 of my ten-book December challenge"What's your favorite thing that you remember?"An extended prose poem about a future in which the very concept of our own individualized pasts melts away as a definitive notion. Throughout various nows and alwayses, we experience the heart-rending separation of two siblings, the new bond formed by the eldest and a fellow "prisoner" of the new world (dis)order, and their quest to retrieve the youngest sibling, possibly abducted. Harvesters, Caregivers, the [...]


    8. Hard to describe without spoilers so let me just say that it's a unique novella that plays with memories - and especially losing them. The SF aficionado will feel various echoes from other books and movies, which makes the story quite haunting.There was no way to bring it to a satisfying conclusion and that's its only weak point. A big thank you to the Tangent Online 2017 Recommended Reading List, where the novella is mentioned as one of the two with 3 stars, the highest rating.


    9. Desirina Boskovich's novella Never Now Always immediately captured me by her prose style. It is an amazing, beautiful, and strange story that I'll concede might not be for everyone, but I found it to be very refreshing and eery, brutal yet comforting in a way. Desirina is a master at using language in a provocative way, plunging the reader directly into the story. A really excellent example of weird horror fiction.


    10. Crystalline prose about effective resistance to an oppressive, alien regime. You have time to read this science fiction novella, I promise, and you'll walk away with more ideas of how to resist and thrive.


    11. A good start. Where is ending?I feel like a whole lot of buildup took place for no payoff. The story just ends without explanation, without giving any backstory. Doesn't even really seem to have a message. I'm confused. Good writing for what is there.


    12. Excellent prose, and great use of the characters’ internally developed jargon. Recommended for readers who like creepy, scary, and smart.


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