Book 13: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dream delivers just what its title promises: a surreal, frightening blast of nightmarish impressionism.

Written in 2014 by young Argentinian author┬áSamanta Schweblin, it’s a┬áslim 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”

Book 11: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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”