“Christopher Priest is a genius, he writes in what we can call his own genre of science fiction. There hasnt been any before him and don't think there would be any after. And that tells you why this author remains one of the most grossly underrated among the literary giants we keep hearing in day to day life.
The Affirmation is about our narrator (Peter Sinclair) for who has been struggling to somehow stabilize his life together. All this only happens till he decides to write about himself
From there Sinclair's life is all about crest and trough, with his girlfriend Gracia or her fictional version Siri or the fictional fictional Gracia. Towards the end the reader clearly recognizes that the protagonists is endlessly lost in his schizophrenic hallucinations and thats when you admire the shrewdness of Priest's writing.
Each chapter has a purpose, they are all positioned in a way to serve this purpose. ”
Rahul N wrote this review Wednesday, January 25, 2012.