x FSG Originals
February 27, 2018
A Borne Story
By Jeff Vandermeer
Strange Bird started out as a really good idea.
I loved the concept and plotline enough to purchase
this book at the full retail price at a book store
in the Chicagoland area. It started out promising,
as it slowly built an intriguing plot while peppering
in characters as it developed. I am not sure when
it happened, but somewhere in the middle of it,
it lost me. I lost all grasp of what was going on,
as well as what I was reading. The descriptions
and dialogue began to have a hollow amateurish feel.
It felt like the author was telling a story, had
the whole book outlined, from beginning to end,
in his head, yet when it was told, it is difficult,
if not impossible, to understand what is happening.
Re-reading did not help either. I tried that. The
biggest compliment I can give is, IU am glad it
was short, so the torturous reading was kept to
a minimum. My thoughts are as follows- you can ignore
my words and read it anyway. If you do, I really
hope that works for you if you do. If you trust
me, however. Avoid all books by this author. You
can do so much better.
sure to check out Jeff's Facebook,
and Website, www.jeffvandermeer.com