Snapshot – By Brandon Sanderson

Jared,

Sorry this is a day later than I said. Things have been crazy this past week and weekend. But neither illness, sleep deprivation, Pokemon Go, or freakishly long books could keep me from reading Sanderson for too long.

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Title: Snapshot
Series: Reckoners Universe
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: EU, Superpowers (sort of)
Synopsis: Davis’s job as a cop on Snapshot Duty is straight forward. Sometimes he is tasked with finding where a criminal dumped a weapon. Sometimes he is tasked with documenting domestic disputes. Simple. Mundane. One day, in between two snapshot assignments, Davis decides to investigate the memory of a call that was mysteriously never logged at the precinct, and he makes a horrifying discovery.
Recommendation: Adult or late teen. Definately recommend it, especially if you like crime/mystery or are just a Sandeboxer like me. (Ya, I totally think Sanderson fans should be called Sandeboxers. And yes, I’m that level of nerd.)

Ok, I’m not a fan of detective/cop books, movies or TV shows. I’ll probably need to read through this again to really get it all, but it was still really good. And my biggest issue was with keeping the two characters, Davis and Chavez, straight. I know, there was only one POV so it should have been easy. (I blame my lack of sleep.)

It’s set in the Reckoners universe, probably a number of years after the end of the series. But don’t think that you need to know about that universe to enjoy this story. This story is pretty self contained and just know that there are super-powered humans in the Reckoner-verse is enough. The focus is on the characters and their perception of reality.

The plot was multilayered and that depth was very pleasant to dig into. I would not change the length one bit. It’s long enough to explore the important points and short enough not to get bogged down in the details……………

Sorry, I spaced out there for a second thinking about the ending and making another connection which added yet another layer to the whole thing. I feel like Crush from Finding Nemo, First you were all like “whoa”, and we were like “whoa”, and you were like “wwhhooaa…”

In summary, it’s another one of Sanderson’s strong novellas that that leaves the reader wondering about what is real and how we really connect with each other. Read it and we can have our minds slowly explode together.

Robert

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