WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE is not your typical horror novella
Over at The Shed, Jeremiah Wessling praises Daryl Gregory’s We Are All Completely Fine.
We Are All Completely Fine is not your typical horror novella. Yes it is dark and creeping with mysterious dread, but it is also charming, clever and even hilarious as times. Released by Tachyon Publications, We Are All Completely Fine is an intricate story that uses metafiction as a way to self-reflect on the horror genre tropes we have all come to love while paralleling them with a stark realism.
The premise of the novel is a fresh take on the horror genre and speaks to our society’s fascination with wanting to know, from a safe distance, what it is really like for survivors of such trauma as we empathize with their pain. The novella is a quick read that both casual horror fans and hardcore horror fans alike will enjoy.
Gregory has a real talent for writing clever prose. The dialogue in the novel felt real and up-to-date. I was immediately hooked after reading the first chapter. I felt I was reading characters that both lived in a Lovecraftian universe as well as in our modern society. From the beginning you are introduced to such wonderful characters with secrets in their pasts that you can’t wait to uncover.
Read the rest of Wessling’s review at The Shed.
For information on We Are All Completely Fine, visit the Tachyon page.
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