Fall Curve is in many ways a daunting book. We can’t find redemption from our loneliness within our families, amongst our friends or lovers. All there is left for us is our acceptance and the need to be strong and to fend for ourselves. Paradise is truly lost.
But whatever redemption can be offered is made through the writing. It seems as though the daunting and perpetual failure of the world is made good by Sage’s beautiful and passionate portrayal of it. Our ever-present loneliness ends and becomes forgotten through his masterly use of language and through descriptions that are tainted by an absolute love and wonder for this life.
I totally enjoyed reading this book. It is very intelligent, multi-dimensional and invites us to debate… A tale that, with great ambition and skill, seems to encompass all that there is to human existence – youth, old age, death, love, friendship, family, children, our own determination and strength and the absence of it all.