Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Pub Date: April 1, 2016
I don't normally read YA fiction, as many that I've encountered are melodramatic and hastily written, designed more for profit than for art.
That being said, Railhead is an incredible book that not only far exceeded my expectations, but sets itself apart as a science fiction novel that will be long treasured by readers of all ages. It doesn't surprise me in the least that Warner Brothers has purchased the film rights.
In some ways, Railhead reminded me of two classic animes known for their art and imagination- Galaxy Express 999 and Metropolis. The first is a coming of age tale of a young boy traveling the Galaxy 3-9 in order to transform himself and take revenge for the death of his mother. The latter is a science fiction love story that questions what it means to be human and explores the bond of a young man and an android. Railhead may take its inspiration from these...