Best Fantasy Book Series

Monoland Into the Gray Horizon


Monoland, Into the Gray Horizon tells the story of the death of its protagonist, which, after reading the first three chapters, had no name or gender that I could discern. I could have missed it though.

The book starts with the first paragraph containing a great sentence that is spoiled by a Harry Potter reference. Then it goes downhill from there. Hereís the sentence (ok, itís really more than one sentence): So here we are Ė Death! Saying this didnít cause pain. Going through late pleasures of life and see the freeze frames of happy moments and interactive pictures of our friends with their foolish customs, just like those newspapers in one fantasy movie.

The sentences above give you an idea of how the book reads. I have two thoughts on this. First, I suspect that the book was either translated from another language by someone whoís first language isnít English or it was written in English by a non-native English speaker. The second thought was that the author might be using a writing style that reads like a stream of consciousness as symbolism for the mind changing planes upon death. 

Iím  pretty sure it was my first thought. A bad translation. So, although the premise was extremely interesting to me, the execution was so poor that I couldnít finish the book. The translation and execution errors make the book seem as if it starts with a rambling first person monologue, followed by rambling dialogue, followed by rambling descriptions (chapters 1, 2, and 3). Thatís where I stopped.

Not that you need much more warning, but the book is littered with misspellings, grammar, and tense errors (again I suspect it is a translation problem). Hereís a bit of prose that serves as a great example: I repeated it few more times, yet the sound of this work made me feel as when you imagine of a paper cut. Chills started running through your whole body.

Monoland, Into the Gray Horizon has so many translation and grammar errors that the sentences, paragraphs, and chapters werenít very coherent. Iíd suggest you avoid this one, but in the interest of full disclosure, I didnít like Catcher in the Rye either. If you want to give this book a try, be sure to read the look inside and make sure you enjoy the writing style before buying it.


Series Author Rating Must Read Number of Pages Year Published
Stand Alone Book E. A. Minin No 171 2017




Metaphysical and Visionary