I received a free copy of Clovers by Samira in exchange for my honest opinion. You can find her novel here. This will be a (mostly) spoiler free review.
Clovers by Samira is certainly a unique novel. It’s the story that would have happened if Douglas Adams and James Joyce got together. It reads like a side story in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but would certainly be written in the style of Finnegans Wake.
Clovers isn’t for everyone, let me get that out of the way. The author “Samira” uses a vocab heavy, alliterative, and disconnected style. As an author myself I wish I had nearly the talent she does in putting lesser known vocab together. The style the book is written is going to detract a lot of people from diving into the complete story. It requires patience, imagination, and likely a dictionary.
That doesn’t make it a bad book by any means. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite novels of all time. James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake was fascinating…if impossible.
The story itself is about culture, it only takes about an hour to read, and its worth it for those looking into something that will challenge them!