Perfect State is an intriguing novella that features a truly imaginative world. Brandon Sanderson has quickly become one of my must read authors and he’s accomplished that through a single novella and the Mistborn trilogy.
Perfect State is a short novella that has world building some authors only dream of creating in a full length novel. There are these vast moments of huge landscapes that show the reader how large this world is, but there are also smaller moments that make the reader appreciate the minor details of the world as well.
The main character is given enough depth to support his role within the narrative and ultimately allow the reader to connect with him by the end. The other characters are snapshots of much more interesting characters had this been a novel rather than a novella.
Overall, Perfect State is a great and quick read. Sanderson fully displays his awe inspiring world building skills through a meta fiction platform.