The Spear Cuts Through Water: A Novel

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Beautifully well written, The Spear Cuts Through Water is a unique novel. Centered on a young man in the USA during the war with Korea, it takes him to a gods’ theater and there the plot plays out in the form of a play. The play, which was a “true” legend from the character’s past, is a story of the overthrow of an evil government, human nature, and love.

With flashbacks and loads of emotional input, The Spear Cuts Through Water expertly uses stream-of-consciousness narration to tell an epic story. Because it often uses bad language, is regularly explicit, dark, and centered on three adult men, I must say that it is best for high schoolers and teens. Libraries and high school libraries should have a copy, and teachers might want to use a section to illustrate stream-of-consciousness narration. The book is that good. It is worth re-reading, so this is a good novel to purchase.

If you are an epic fantasy kind of teen, The Spear Cuts Through Water is for you!

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Author Simon Jimenez
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 544 pages
Publisher Random House Worlds
Publish Date 30-Aug-2022
ISBN 9780593156599
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Issue November 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy