Touch is the electrifying new thriller from the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That's when the first switch took place. Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die.Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both....
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Claire North is quickly turning into one of my favourite authors with two astounding novels that have quickly blown me away. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was a spellbinding, original and inventive read and Touch is another novel of a similar ilk, focusing around a different protagonist but nonetheless incredibly entertaining, sending us into the guise of Kepler, a man who can possess bodies at whim, seeing live ...more
This book was awesome! It was my first Claire North book but it won't be my last. The imagination and originality in this book was top notch. Even the structure of her sentences was unique. I had a hard time at first understanding the "jumps" One of my friends review mentions the movie Fallen and once I thought of that it started to make more sense. This book is good from the beginning but it really picks up steam in the second half and is a race to the finish.
This book I picked up after hearing Claire North do a reading at SRFC in September. She was brilliant when she did her reading, came across incredibly well, and she made me want to buy her book instantly...so I did. I got the audio version of this one because after hearing her read aloud from the story it was clear that this would be a book that would work so much better in audio form because of the vast range of people and characters that the main character encounters and becomes.
We follow Kepl ...more
This is my first read of the year, and already it's starting out with a high. Solid 5 stars through and through.
So brilliant, so beautiful, and absolutely breathtaking. I have no words for what I am feeling right now after having just turned the last page. And now that this book is over, I am utterly lost. Why couldn't it be longer? Why isn't there more? And yet it ended on such a perfect note. I haven't read a plot coming together this succinctly in a while, so I am currently basking in the bri ...more
3.5 stars. This is a fascinating story and study of identity. If I were rating this book for mind bending and thought provoking concepts, it would definitely be 5 stars. But in terms of enjoyment- 3.5. It was a bit disjointed for me to relax into- I know this very much reflected the nature of the story, but still, it was discordant.
The ramifications of ‘wearing’ a person, of estate agents, were well thought out. Is it better to make your life in one body? Is it desirable? The potential power tha ...more
The first time that Kepler discovered that he could jump from one body to another was when he was first murdered. As he was viciously beaten by the killer, he reached out and grabbed him and was suddenly looking at his own broken body in the dark alleyway. Kepler has not died, instead, he has become a ghost with the ability to flit between people at the slightest touch. There he lives their lives, experiences their feelings, sometimes for a few moments, sometimes for a whole lifetime. He values ...more
This won’t make my blog because I didn’t technically manage to finish it. And I tried!
At first I couldn’t get into it at all. Then I had a long wait for a train so I thought I’d whip it out, but my opinion didn’t change. It just feels pretentious, and I soon got bored of superficial action and the novelty of the narrative. Give me plot, conflict, characters, stakes! Not just cheap thrills.
Initially, I found it confusing. It’s not just that the character jumps from body to body, but the narrative ...more
I think I've found my next go-to artist for must have reading material.
"Do you like what you see?"
This is like an ultramodern retelling of a vain girl's obsession with appearance versus what belongs solidly beneath the veneer. Of course, how else could you see life when you're without a real body, except those that you steal on contact and flit from norm to norm?
Kepler was truly devoted to doing right by her hosts and loved them in her best way, but she (or he) was always superficial. Janus, on ...more