'Vertical Line' is a very unusual book. At first it seems to be a fantasy. It is set in its own landscape with semi-mythical characters who are involved in a quest. But soon it becomes evident that there is more to the book than this.
Following the narrative, it becomes increasingly necessary to abandon all preconceptions as conventional barriers of space and time break down and in their place a sort of poetic vision takes over. This is both fearsome and beautiful at the same time.
By the end of the book the transformation into a sort of 'other-reality' is complete and the reader is left with a vertiginous sense of having glimpsed a universe that is somehow beyond our own.