Another bunch of questions from [intlink id="668" type="post"]Weekly Geeks #12![/intlink]
Is Floodland one of those books they use the term dystopic to describe?
I would think dystopic is a perfect word to describe the books setting and general atmosphere. We follow, Zoe, living on her own after being separated from her parents, when they tried to escape their ever decreasing island.
Global warming has caused the waters to rise and England is now a series of islands, with people desperate and competing to find land that can sustain life and feed them.
Zoe, sets out to try and find her parents, and lands on the Isle of Eels, ruled by a mob of kids (think Lord of the Flies, for how successful they are) Zoe, makes freinds and enemys and escape once more.
So, yeah I think the description fits.
I’m interested in the technique and art of storytelling itself so anything along that line would interest me. My questions are for any or all of the titles in your list:
How was Point-of-View handled? Was there a single POV character or did it alternate among two or more. Was it always clear whose eyes and mind were filtering?
The book follows Zoe, throughout her adventure, and I’d say it is always clear whose “journey” it is, and though who’s eyes we witness it.
How was language used to set tone and mood? Was the prose dense or spare? Were sentences generally simple or complex?
The writing was fairly sparse, but perfectly suited to the world and used to good effect
What was the central or organizing theme?
A lone girl’s search for her family in a dystopic world.
How does the title relate to the story? Was it fitting?
It’s “Floodland”, it’s about a world that’s flooded, so yep, it most definitly fits!
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