The First chapter starts with a description of the world of the souls. The most interesting places for you will probably be restaurants and cinemas.
The restaurants are places in which I accidentally spend most of my time. Here I can observe many different kinds of people. Many of them are so self-focused that they don’t even notice me.
See, they are part of a specific clique that stays together thanks to electrical impulses from all over the world, cannibalizing their attention. They remind me of someone waiting for the rain at the edge of the desert, right on top of an oasis.
Roads or rivers?
The roads are the new rivers. See, full of mud, sand and cars, they have been built on top of rivers. Everywhere, to remind the people of the once-existing Nature, loudspeakers emit sounds long forgotten.
They are sounds of forest, of animals as elephants and lions. Streets start being just a grotesque metaphor of what humans can achieve. Progress is another way we found out that allows us to forget where we’re coming from. And where are humans?
They are somewhere, hidden inside their cars, intent on drinking coffee from big paper cups.
What are souls?
Souls are the link between everything and everyone. In this First Chapter, they seem only a silent particle of the world of humans. Soon, they will start to scream and play a significant role in the story.
Souls will soon become drums, passing information from one village to the other, creating a plot that grows page after page, like layers of clouds in a clear sky.
This information will lead us to the solitary life of a dealer of soul and his pair of shoes. What do you expect from a pair of shoes? They will show you the world from a perspective you probably never had before.
After First Chapter…
After the First Chapter, as you can guess, you will be more familiar with this new world and its rules. The pair of shoes, the souls’ extraction, the university, the claim of S. to become a Governor.
His past starts to be more and more difficult to understand, surrounded by mystery. Where his soul comes from, for instance? Why he decided to become a dealer of souls?
And yet, the entire situation will change again and again! This is because the writer’s role is to create some problems and the part of the characters is to try to solve as many as possible. I’m sorry for S., but many strange things will happen to him.
Something you might have expected, some other thing you would have never think. New points of view are going to come, and watches can keep track of time in the story. What can I add? See you next week as always!
So let’s start with the First Chapter
Below you’ll find all the 12 parts of the First Chapter of Soul’s Alive: