The Culling started off a little slow. There were a few times in the first quarter of the book that I considered stopping and just choosing another book. It was character development, but it was just too slow for my liking. I did stick it out and I am very glad that I did. Once the book started moving away from the relationships of the people and into the thick of things, it sped right up and kept my interest very well. Eventually I found it very hard to put the book down for the night as I needed to know what was coming.
Most Of The excitement was how little of the book was expected. There were so many twists and turns that made it hard to stop from reading "just one more chapter". The point of view that you are seeing the story from changed with each section within a paragraph, but within the first sentence you know exactly who is the current focus. The way all the characters interact with each other and who they all turn out to be is pretty incredible and very well written and thought out.
While not overly action packed, it is a very interesting book and dives deep into the theory of time. Always shifting perspective and who the characters mean to other characters kept the book moving at a pretty fast pace. It sometimes might be difficult to read if you are overly tired as there are some ideas which can be confusing and require a clear head. Overall, a really good read that I would recommend for those that like the think about what they read. The second book that I have read from this author, and I am very impressed!
A great concept and carried out in a way that we are just as blind and confused about what is going on as the hero. We are in his point of view, learning more as he learns more with the world slowly being revealed to us both. What is supposed to just be a pulp piece to keep experiencers entertained ends up being so much more. There was quite a bit of jumping around of the narrative, but after the first sentence of the chapter it was clear who was telling what part of the story; even though it is not necessarily clear where it all ties in to the story as a whole...but it all comes together perfectly as it continues. A definite page turner that will make you look at technology we have today and wonder where it leading us...