What do you think society would become if we could travel four lightyears away and start our civilization over on a new planet?
David Salvi does a great job in depicting human nature whether it’s on Earth or on a distant planet four light years away. In his book Canaan, which was published on March 26 2020, he brings us in an action-pack sci-fi adventure that induces a reading frenzie. The book, with a length of roughly four hundred pages, suits all levels of readers.
The story takes place on Canaan, a newly colonized planet, about three hundred years after the colonization occurred. Humans have fled Earth to escape a deadly plague that brought humankind on the brinks of extinction. Chris Menas, a Canaanite gardener, is rapidly plunged into an intriguing enterprise to uncover a conspiracy about his own oppressive dystopian society. With the help of the Motus, Chris will attempt to do the right thing.
Praises and critiques:
First and foremost, the book’s structure of the text and chapters are excellent. They are not too long, which I tend to prefer because it’s got that stimulating effect that makes me want to read more. Moreover, the story is captivating and packed with action which makes the book entertaining to read. Subsequently, there were some lines in the book that made me reflect on our current society and how close we are from a disastrous science fiction scenario. Overall the book was great. My only critique is when it comes to character development. I would have loved to see more in depth details on how the characters evolved through the story and become who they are at the end.
I recommend this book to all science fiction fans and more. I would classify its genre as a post-apocalyptic interstellar dystopian civilization.
Because this book has been a really good read, I give this book four stars out of five. Why not five stars I hear you ask. Well the reason behind my rating is because I would have liked more details about the characters.
I would like to thank David Salvi for being such a nice guy. Shortly after talking to him through Twitter he kindly offered to send me a paperback copy of his book while we were discussing a post about his book to be featured on my blog. Huge thanks David and your book is great.