Thursday, April 27, 2017

You’ll Surely Drown Here If You StayYou’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To say that Alyssa Wong can write is to say that the desert has dry bones.

What I really mean to say is that she can turn a whole town of the old-west dead into dancing corpses and then make you wonder if it is all in your very imaginative head... or whether you're really one of them, too.

Impossible, you say? Well, Wong has a knack for writing absolutely stunning fantasy that's both flashy (or in this case necromantic) and immense with importance while also writing on an entirely different level at the same time.

I love reading extravagantly fantastic fantasy like this. But wait! It could also easily be a purely psychological tale of grief and psychosis, of anger and coping after a mining accident takes out a whole desert community.

Woah.

Which do you want? Both are awesome. AND YET WE GET BOTH AT THE SAME TIME! YAY! :)

*mind blown*

Totally cool. :)

Nominated for '17 Hugo for best Novella. You might say I'm tempted to vote this way. :)

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