In general, I am a fan of Sci-Fi books that involve alternate realities or characters that see things but don’t know if what they are seeing is actually there or just their imagination. (Is there a sub-genre out there for this type of book?) Kate Hope Day has managed to write a book that contains these elements disguised as a family drama that leaves the reader satisfied but also wanting more. I could see this book being a great pick for book clubs because there is a lot to discuss and dissect.
I can honestly say I have never read a book like this before. As such, I have had a hard time writing this review because it defies most categories. Is this book comedy? Satire? Science-Fiction? Horror? It has all these elements but manages to tell a cohesive story that kept me intrigued until the very end, even though I had no idea where the story was going most of the time. I even struggled with figuring out what this book was actually about. Despite this confusion, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the recently announced sequel.
I don’t know where to begin my review of this book. Even reading the description of the story did not prepare me for the emotions I felt while reading it. It is equal parts disturbing poetic. Part Sci-Fi, part Horror, part Existentialism, this is a book I will not soon forget.