Fever Dream delivers just what its title promises: a surreal, frightening blast of nightmarish impressionism.
Written in 2014 by young Argentinian author Samanta Schweblin, it’s a slim but sickeningly effective eco-horror novella just released in English after what appears to be a skillful translation by Megan McDowell. Continue reading “Book 13: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin”
The Mothers was one of the most critically-acclaimed novels of 2016. “Dazzling”, “stunning”, “heartbreaking” – it attracted all the usual literary hyperbole.
For me, it was more of a “meh”; not bad but hardly deserving of all the rave reviews. Continue reading “Book 12: The Mothers by Brit Bennett”
In his breakthrough novel, American Gods, Neil Gaiman sought to create a new American mythology. In his latest book he’s gone back to the classics, producing a short story collection that retells the Norse myths. He describes it as the fiction equivalent of a covers album. Continue reading “Book 11: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman”