There is so much to love about this novel (can I count the ways)! The unique plot and twists along the way make this is a great read for every kind of reader (from reluctant to avid). Smith seamlessly weaves historical facts about history and NYC while adding to his wondrous plot! Beneath also shines a light on the mountains of garbage humans produce in their frenzy to accumulate goods, while throwing away enough food in one day, to feed a small nation. Smith seamlessly creates a real, relatable relationship between Pat “Meatloaf” and Coop. Every character has their own story and each are intertwined with the other. Pat’s journey is not only an adventure but a heart-pounding experience that leads to endless questions, life or death decisions, and as Pat travels deeper underground he is lead to a path of self discovery.
What I didn’t like? While I love Smith’s writing style; the fast pace created by the short chapters, the interesting facts about the NYC underground, and the incredible storyline, I didn’t want the book to finish! I want to know more about these fascinating characters. Maybe there will be a sequel?
Pick up Beneath by Roland Smith. What a wonderful way to start my 2015! Read Beneath and you wont be disappointed.