Allen & Unwin
Iain Pears’ latest novel, Arcadia is not one story but many. Taking place over several different timelines, with multiple interlocking characters and plots, it is an ambitious and wide-scoped piece. Pears has also worked to create a complementary app to assist readers in their journey through the book. Unfortunately, I was unable to access this app on my Android phone for whatever reason, so instead of taking the option of choosing my own adventure through the story, I was more or less forced to read it straight through as it appears in the book. A perfectly fine way to read any novel, but one that did not take full advantage of Arcadia’s possibilities.