Cryptic Clockwork is a read unmatched by any other in its dreaminess and intelligence.
Every line of dialogue and every section of description studies in a way I favor; the sentence structure various but styled consistently throughout the book. I loved every piece in its own way, and it’s definitely hard to pick a favorite, so I won’t. The emotion and elegance floating through every page makes you think and theorize, but they are all written in the way that readers won’t have to think too hard nor will they be spoon-fed everything. I believe that that’s one of the important things to consider in labeling a book as great, and so this is as such.
Let’s talk about the emotion a bit more. I found so many, some of which I do not have terms for and that puts Cryptic Clockwork’s quality up even more. From the tips of love to the deepest melancholy, this book is so honest and transparent that you can’t not love it yourself. Each piece of poem and prose qualifies as something so excellent; and after every one, you have to sit back and think about the magnificence of what you just read.
I will definitely read this book again.
–Jon Z. // Goodreads Review