Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“We are all spiritual people now.”
“Not all gods are created equal,” I said.
I came to read this semi-accidentally through my buddy reading group, otherwise I would not have picked it up. Drugs, mental illness, genres starting with neuro-something are not high on my list. Thank goodness for peer pressure! I really liked this book very much. I wouldn‘t be averse to reading something else by the author.
Great plot with a lot of twists. I was deeply immersed in the story telling. It just kept going and developing. Every time something else momentous happened, I wondered what could be next. Great stuff.
Excellent characters as well. I really did not like Lyda. And I did. Good reveals at the end. And although some things were (a little) predictable, I never suspected who was to blame for Mikala and Vincent, until it was glaringly obvious. I was sad for the miniature bison.
I liked the subtle humour and the sarcasm.
“These two guys with multiple personality disorder walk into a bar, and the fourth one says—”
That is a good example of how I felt about this book. So many things are packed into these pages. I am not being very eloquent, I know.
The last few chapters of the book were a very nice wrap-up and HFN ending.
Another review mentions book hangover. Definitely. I can‘t even be bothered to think about this review, I just want to go back to the book.
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