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Terrifying, troubling and intensely moving - a modern masterpiece!

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Two warnings - firstly, if you're wondering whether or not to start a blog, this book could very well make you think twice and, secondly, it may be a good idea not to read it too late at night!

Warnings aside, 'Troll' is one of the most compelling and thought-provoking books I've read so far this year. Moreover, I would describe it as essential reading for anyone who shares my own concerns about living in a world where the use of social media challenges the very concept of privacy. Are we ever truly alone? How can we know who may be out there, watching our every move? These are just some of the questions Thorne's novel poses, making for an unsettling, yet immensely satisfying, read.

For me, the most surprising aspect of this novel was that I didn't only find it frightening (though I certainly did!). I also found it a deeply moving experience which spoke to me on many levels, but perhaps most eloquently in its depiction of the problematic, yet ultimately beautiful, relationship between the central protagonist, Fortune, and his daughter.

'Troll' is a truly remarkable novel which will stay with me for a very long time to come.