I have to admit I have a strange habit with my reading. It’s either terrible or wonderful, depending on the book and who you ask.
I’ve judged book awards for the last three years (for a site that’s now taking a bow) and been a paid reviewer. I’m starting a new paid reviewing position elsewhere.
As a result, I get a lot of books that I don’t necessarily choose, or pick from a limited list, and I don’t always pay that much attention to genre or theme or anything else. I just dive in.
The Freeze-Frame Revolution wasn’t one of those books, but the practice bleeds over to other review copies I accept. I keep a list of what is due when and try to work through it and don’t refresh my memory on the particulars before I do.
So there was a moment when I set this book down to help with dinner and told Brian, “This is batshit crazy and I don’t know what’s going on but I don’t care! I love it.”
And wow, did I ever. I strapped myself in for this wild and crazy and completely original ride. The author is one of those authors that’s smart enough to know that readers don’t need to be info-dumped with all the answers up front. The revelations keep coming as things progress and this dystopian sci fi story has a thrillerish pace that increases page after page. Even thinking about this book right now reminds me of how intense it was, and how I was on pins and needles waiting to find out what would happen. My original review is here.
Advent Day 18: Haunting of Hill House
Advent Day 19: Wind River
Advent Day 20: Letterkenny
Advent Day 21: Black Mirror
Advent Day 22: The Oddling Prince
Advent Day 23: The Americans
Advent Day 24: Fight Fascism
Advent Day 25: Bodyguard
Advent Day 26: Baskets
Advent Day 27: Literature