Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Published by: Fourth Estate
Publication date: 30th July 2015
This was a hard one to rate for me.
It would have been a solid 4 stars if the ending had of been better.
With more explanation and finality.
I understand that there are more books in this series and the author may not want to explain things in more detail until later, but I was just left wanting so much more.
I needed to know more!
The first 3/4 of the book was so strong.
It was mysterious, dark, scary, confusing (in a good way) and all terribly interesting!
Yet it all seemed to just fizzle out towards the end with a lot of waffle and not much actual explaination.
Lots of big words strung together in a beautiful way masquerading as plot.
I am not fooled you tricksy book!
And the sections that focused on our main characters marriage were just dull.
Less of that please!
I am as yet unsure about whether or not to carry on with this series...
I desperately want to know the secrets of Area X, but I don't think I can cope if book two has the same amount of explanation as this first instalment.
Watch this space I guess?