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BOOK REVIEW: DAYLIGHT RUNNER
BY OISIN MCGANN

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Sol Wheat is on the run. First his father disappears and is wanted for murder. Then he is interrogated like a criminal. Next he gets a hair cut, gets kidnapped, almost tortured, and gets saved by a stranger who says he owes Sol’s dad. Now the police, debt-collectors, AND the clock workers are chasing him. As more and more “accidents” occur in Ash Harbor Sol starts to question the Machine and its rumored protectors, the Clockworkers. Who are the Clockworkers? Who are commanding the Clockworkers? What do they want with Sol’s father? Are the Clockworkers really protecting the Machine, or just someone’s hidden agenda? First, Sol was being chased just because people wanted to know his fathers whereabouts. But now that Sol is a potential threat to the higher-ups, he is to be stopped…

Daylight Runner was an intriguing book with an unique writing style. This book is not only a sci-fi thriller (stated on its back cover), but a mystery. The style was different and stood out. Instead of the usual gain clues along your search and then have a “big reveal” ending, Daylight Runner began with one question that webbed into many questions that formed from one possible “clue”.

Sol’s personality, strength, innocence (in the beginning at least), and his driven need to find out the truth were the only reasons why Sol even learned of the Clockworkers and their plots. If he had not of had his perseverate spirit, the people around him probably would have kept him in the dark.

Many people today comment about “Global Warming”. I love the way the author went in the opposite direction with this book. Instead of Global Warming, this book is dealing with a enclosed concrete bubble that is protecting its inhabitants from the second Ice Age, a few centuries in Earth’s future.

Daylight Runner’s almost backwards scintillating mystery solving technique and ironic twist of current events made this book highly original and unique.

REVIEWED BY THE BOOKWORM

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