Lost Generation reminds me of the first time I read The Maltese Falcon, when I actually stood up in the middle of Barnes and Noble and started reading out loud because the prose was so strong, crossed with the first time I saw Children of Men. It's so, so good.
The setting is a despondent future landscape of post-civil war tension. Lauro and Claudia are the sort of familiar desperate people we know and understand, because we could be them. (Maybe we are them.) They are lost and brilliant and desperate and suffering, and we care about them immediately. We need to know if they can find hope - and if they can, will they?
Superior writing, a rich voice, and deep characters combine in this utterly compelling contribution to the Inkshares catalog. I cannot wait to read the rest of this book.