The Waking Engine by David Edison
3 Stars , Reviews / January 25, 2014

  After reading The Waking Engine by David Edison, I’ve decided Edison is an absolute artist with words. I love his descriptions that eloquently describe haunting images. This is what drew me into the book. What surprised me as I read further, is that there is a touch more strangeness and over-the-topness to the characters and world than I initially expected. It made me feel like I was reading a dark literary comic book featuring the fae. If that even makes sense. And that’s not at all a bad thing, it was just unexpected. Unexpected can be quite good. It is also one of those books that just refuses to go into a box, or be clearly defined in terms of genre. If pressed, I’ll say Science Fiction, because it clearly is Science Fiction. But at the same time, there are a good number of fantasy elements as well. Ultimately, I don’t think it matters, what matters is they story, if it’s enjoyable or not. A book is meant to be read, not put into a box and it’s nice to see the blend of characteristics in this. Edison’s world is strange, and twisted. Death offers no finality and some…