Really weird book and does read like a fever dream but kind of hard to understand what is going on and the point of the book.
Nerve racking but I felt the payoff at the end could have been better.
This book is so wild and disconcerting. The structure of the narrative kept me off-kilter, blurring the past and present and placing my understanding of events in the hands of two narrators who are ... poisoned? dying? already dead? All the while, horrifying things have happened, are happening, are going to happen any moment. It really is like a fever dream. #LitsyAtoZ
My third book finished for #24B4Monday.
I‘ve no idea how to rate this book. That probably has something to do with that I‘ve no idea what I just read. Amanda is telling David a story, and David is interested in hearing about the worms (?)
Rabbits! This book was a dream! Highly recommend it. I finished in a day 💫🌌
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Just read this book in one sitting and I am left feeling so unsettled. I don't know how Samanta did it, but each and every page had me getting more and more tightly wound. If you are looking for a read that is confusing and unsettling - this is definitely the one!
#TimbitTunes Day 22: This is a fairly short book that can be finished in one reading. It is a tightly-wound thriller that builds up, gradually in the beginning, then unspooling mercilessly in the end, until the reader feels a choking sensation in her throat, unable to breathe with anxiety. There is Amanda, a woman lying in a hospital bed, ostensibly dying. #MonsterHospital indeed. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-iUU
This eerie novella is one of the creepiest things I‘ve ever read. I finished it in one sitting, trying to force myself to slow down and savor each line. I don‘t want to say what “Fever Dream” is about (could I even describe what “Fever Dream” is about?) but the book envelops you in a gradual sense of dread. I was unsettled the whole time I read this books, even when I wasn‘t sure what was going on.
I read this haunting book in one sitting. It is at once horror story and allegory. If you need your books to be straightforward and clear, this is not the book for you. It is compelling and frightening and filled with a vague evil. Is this how the world ends? Is it too late to reverse course? #pageonebooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I just started this eerie read by Samantha Schweblin & translated by Megan McDowell. It's my second non-English language book in a row (I finished The Vegetarian last night) & I've been thinking about the challenges of translating fiction, particularly the difficulty of choosing between literal translation & a more creative translation that attempts to capture the tone & spirit of the original.
Are there any translations you strongly recommend?
This short, searing novella was unlike anything I‘ve ever read. I devoured it in almost one sitting and that‘s really the only way to do it. Let it envelop you. The weirdness, the creepy sense of dread that lurks throughout the novel, the unsettling, and at times disorienting, dialogue between this mysteriously dying woman and a young boy. It all begins with worms and takes a turn from strange to menacing very quickly and unravels from there.
When your Boxing Day book outlet order comes in the day before your birthday 🙌🙌 (they had ocean of minutes in paperback literally how 😯)
(I‘m buying more books tomorrow and my botm is gonna be here on the 9th I am fully out of control🤣)
#OctoberXFiles This was one of the creepiest books I‘ve read but I absolutely loved it. Something isn‘t right in rural Argentina. And after the #BlackMagicWoman visits David things become even stranger. I needed the help of @Reggie to explain certain plot points because I was wayyyy out of my reading comfort zone. It‘s a slim book but it contains plenty to think about.
This is the second book in a few months that I felt I needed to read twice. What just happened? This really felt like a fever dream. I read it all at once, feeling a bit strange at the end. If you like clear stories with clear plot lines and endings you won‘t like this one. But this was a frightening and haunting and very quick read. And I loved it!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
There‘s toxicity in our city. Schweblin has built the tautest piece of horror-surrealist fiction I have ever read. (Pure)Terror is evoked when noxious waste spills into the realm we all know it is bound to reach: Our children. Written entirely in dialogue, the machinations have as much to do with the reader‘s (read: my) unraveling as the subject matter itself. Read on a dark dark night. 😉
I haven‘t gotten much reading done on my wine country trip, but I did breeze through this in one sitting by the pool during a brief alcohol break. I‘m not even sure how to rate it. It‘s certainly creepy and atmospheric, and very unique, so a pick I guess? Am surprised this beat out Lincoln in the Bardo in last year‘s TOB.
Started this weird little book today and can't wait to see where it goes.
3.5/5🐴. I am not sure I can explain what happened in this book. Mother and daughter vacation at a house where another woman and her son stay close by. There are horses dying, chemicals, and a strange sickness. I think you can walk away with something meaningful reading this book even if you do not quite understand it.
1.99 ebook on amazon! Ive been wanting to read it.
I've been dying to read this ever since I heard about how weird it is.
Kindle daily deal alert.
While this past week had very limited reading time, I did get to visit my family in one state, show my boyfriend my hometown rodeo, go visit my best friend in another state, buy a physical book (which is actually 2), and 4 ebooks (including Octavia Butler‘s Patternist series). Overall, pretty successful. And I finally get to dig into the new books on the plane home. 😊
I‘m still chugging in my challenge to the read the word. For Argentina, I decided to read Fever Dream. It‘s quite a short little novel and title is apt as a fever dream is exactly what this novel feels like. It‘s discomforting, weird and kind of foreboding; it‘s trippy and strange and urgent and I‘m not sure if I liked it, but I know I admire it.
#readtheworld - #argentina
This was absolutely amazing!! Amanda is laying in a hospital bed trying to piece together how she got there, with a boy named David. This read just like how a fever dream feels. It was a somewhat short story but that did not stop this from making a huge impact. I‘m so happy I picked up this book at the library - loved it so much I will acquire my own personal copy. 😊
Read if you‘re pro environment. Or, if you enjoy funky writing styles, this little book is just one long stretch of dialogue between our protagonist and a boy named David. The worst, or best, thing about this book is it leaves you constantly stressed and anxious and eager to figure out what is happening and what will happen. Great pick @Kappadeemom !
I read this book fascinated but totally confused as the dream like narrative about a woman in a hospital bed with a young man prodding her to remember the strange events following the poisoning of a horse, and a child who by a local 'healer' appears to be substituted. Certainly hypnotic and confusing but im grateful to @batsy for her brilliant GR review which granted me a lightbulb moment allowing me to appreciate the meaning behind the prose.
Well... that was very weird.
Sparsely written, but the tension begins building from the start of this little book, and doesn‘t let up. It really does read like a fever dream feels... all mixed up and confusing, and you know something terrible is coming and there‘s no way to avoid it. Themes of pollution, poison, and maternal love, and the worry and terror over not being able to protect a child completely. Very dark and trippy.
This was such a different read for me & I really liked it. The way the spookiness & creepiness were built just carried me along; I couldn‘t look away from the horror that was happening. I have always thought of any type of horror as not my thing...but I‘m finding there are types of horror that I are my thing & this is one of them. I‘m going to be rereading this one a few times to figure it all out, & I‘m sooo looking forward to that.
On the train home from Chicago, having successfully fulfilled my daughter‘s wish to see Harry Styles. I have an hour and a half left until we detrain... gonna see how much of this book I can read. 😃
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If eco-horror is a subgenre, this definitely fits the bill. I didn‘t love it as much as reviewers made me think I should, but I really enjoyed it. This a short novel, and like good short stories, it‘s dense and doesn‘t spell out everything for you, which I tend to like. It‘s like a snapshot, and you have to infer the larger context and tie loose ends with the clues you‘re given. #catsoflitsy
My first book swap with @JoeStalksBeck #summerslasherswap! Thanks @Kappadeemom ! Can‘t wait to spend this summer reading these books! Think I‘ll start with Fever Dreams, then Bonfire, then Odd Child Out, and finish my summer with Final Girls. And thanks for the cute kitty cat stuff and tea and photo holder! Great first book swap and I can‘t wait to do another!
Day 24 of the #Riotgrams Challenge: read in one sitting! I am obsessed with this disturbing little book. I read it in one sitting and immediately read it again! It‘s so wonderfully bizarre and fascinating. It gave me the weirdest dreams that night. 🖤📚❤️
If you choose this book, I would recommend to read it in one sitting. It's like a bad dream, the book tries to make sense of what happened, what is happening and what is going to happen. You get easily sucked into it. The main theme is toxin poisoning, a problem more and more common today.
Hi everyone, here is a picture of the books I'm going to read soon ;) I have a question for you: Which practice of the book industry annoys you the most???
Personally, I hate it when they present a book by comparing it to others. You know that annoying turn of phrase: "[book title] meets [book title] in this..."? Well, for me it's a total turn-off...