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Lament for the Afterlife by Lisa L. Hannett
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really liked it

I became a fan of Lisa L. Hannett after reading her short stories so I already knew she leans towards writing weird, strange, compelling, and dark stories. Lament For The Afterlife is all those things. There's no arrow-straight plot to follow here, instead we walk with the people of Hannett's world, a place ravaged by a war against the mysterious "greys", where people's thoughts become visible as "word wind" around their heads, and where some people can enter the minds of others.

Mystifying, haunting, and at its best mesmerizing, this story is dark and full of pain, loss and sorrow. There are no happy endings to be had, and Hannett expertly conveys the claustrophobic, hopeless, aimless vibe of a world hemmed in by conflict and destruction.

This is not an easy read, but it is a rewarding one that will stick with me.

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Reading Progress

July 25, 2016 – Started Reading
July 25, 2016 – Shelved
August 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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