Review of Come See The Light

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Review of Come See The Light

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[Following is an official review of "Come See The Light" by Norman Luce.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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In his book, Come See The Light, Norman Luce portrayed a world without electrical items. Dr. Samuel Clarke had built a machine that could cause everything operating with electricity to stop working. It had been built with the help of his best friend, Professor Mae Douglas. Clarke launched the machine in the quest for a better world against Dougie's wishes and murdered himself afterward. This led to what was known as 'The Wave Aftermath,' where they lived a primitive lifestyle without the internet or electronic gadgets. Dougie had left and built her own village where she lived with her great-niece, Maya, and great-nephew, Charlie, among a few other people. Discover what happens after Dougie sends Maya on a mission.

I loved that the author made the book a lot less technical than I thought it would be. The author explained events with such simplicity that the readers would fully understand. The characters were well defined and peculiarly crafted; they seemed so real and alive. There are many helpful values and life lessons to be learnt from the characters and the book in general. The arrangement of events in the book, from the prologue down to the epilogue, was brilliantly done. Norman Luce gave a sequential order to the book, and I must applaud that. The images included at the end of the book will interest young readers, while the various information included there will aid better understanding and appreciation of this beautiful work.

There were a lot of chapters in this book, with some of them having just two pages or less, thereby disrupting the flow of the story. I think the author should have merged some of them into one chapter so it would be substantial and collectively meaningful rather than having them look detached and scanty. It definitely knocked a few points off the quality of this book.

I rate Come See The Light by Norman Luce 3 out of 4 stars. It was well written and professionally edited, as I found just one error in it, though it has some lapses that I have already pointed out. The deducted star is a result of the chapters which I think should have been merged. The unnecessary separation affected my reading experience and slowed the flow of the story and my pace while reading.

I will recommend this book to adventurous readers and those interested in physics-related topics because a section of the book, particularly the part on 'The Wave,' had a lot to do with it, so they would find it very relatable.

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Post by Judy46 »

I would love to know how a world without light will function. Great review.
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Post by Peace10 »

Wow! This is incredible! A world without electricity will be so boring. I'll like to know more though.
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Post by Zwelihle_Myeni »

A world without electrical appliances, nice. I wonder how that went about. Thank you so much.
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I can't even imagine living in a world without the internet and electronic gadgets. It'll be such a weird existence. Interesting storyline. Great review.
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I like to read short stories and I would like to read this intriguing book. Wonderful review.
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Post by Abdulrahman Alidriga »

Well! In African countries, some communities still leave in a simple life without Internet and electrifications
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The characters in the book provide many valuable lessons about life and morals. Good review!
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Post by NetMassimo »

Despite the flaws you pointed out, overall, this seems like an interesting novel with more merits than flaws and I read novels in which physics or other sciences were quite heavy, so that's not a problem for me. Thank you for your great review!
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