When you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you. You don't know who you are and you don't remember where you've been. You know the world has changed, that a catastrophe has destroyed what used to exist before, but you can't remember exactly what did exist before. And you're paralyzed from the waist down apparently, but you don't remember that either.
A man claiming to be your friend tells you your services are required. Something crucial has been stolen, but what he tells you about it doesn't quite add up. You've got to get it back or something bad is going to happen. And you've got to get it back fast, so they can freeze you again before your own time runs out.
Before you know it, you're being carried through a ruined landscape on the backs of two men in hazard suits who don't seem anything like you at all, heading toward something you don't understand that may well end up being the death of you.
Welcome to the life of Josef Horkai….
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Immobility doesn't brim with brand new ideas, but it integrates two familiar ones in a powerful way--and, in the end, it seems to be asking the reader, "What would you do in this situation? Could you manage it any better?"Read Full Review of Immobility
In the end, this isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s a very solid little piece of sci-fi, a simple idea well-executed, and the most fun I’ve had reading in several months.Read Full Review of Immobility
This grim ultra-dark Kafka like thriller hooks the reader from the start as Horkai slowly awakens to his condition and the horror of what has passed while he was sleepingRead Full Review of Immobility
Evenson offers some brilliant visuals, compelling dilemmas and a gut punch ending, just don’t expect to go away completely satisfied.Read Full Review of Immobility
Brian Evenson’s Immobility is both a stirring post-apocalyptic thriller and a thoughtful meditation on faith and what it means to be human.Read Full Review of Immobility
IMMOBILITY plays with the main character’s perception through the whole, to the point readers will truly be surprised by the seriously dark ending to come.Read Full Review of Immobility
From beginning to end, Evenson shows impressive restraint, never giving more than we need, never leaving the reader pissed off at what we aren’t told.Read Full Review of Immobility
This science fiction thriller is intensely dramatic, dark, and chilling.Read Full Review of Immobility
Both the characters and the plot are enigmatic and mysterious with the journey (superficially reminiscent to Cormac McCarthy's The Road) filled with trials and the outcome wholly unexpected.Read Full Review of Immobility
Immobility is a great book, showcasing a great writer at the height of his powers.Read Full Review of Immobility
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