I read around. I don’t care who the author is, where the story takes place, how many characters there are or even the age level of the book. Paper, electronic, audio, or even film adaptations... I’m shameless!
The storyline of "The Long Earth" was fairly simple, but the underlying meaning of it was as deep and infinite as you can imagine. The concept that there could be parallel earths and what that really means actually kept me up at night. Just thinking about the possibilities... The problems... The reason I loved this book so much is because my imagination went way beyond the story that was written. That and I can relate to a lot of the steppers in this book - I would leap at the chance to leave the hustle and bustle of the crowded, chaotic society we live in and be able to start all over again.
That would be just about perfect wouldn't it?
But in this story there are some people who can't step to the other worlds as easily as others can. As you would imagine, this creates jealousy and resentment and ultimately, hate.
Spoiler alert: it ends with a cliff hanger!