Novella Spotlight: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory.


Publication Date: Available now from Tachyon

Source: Netgalley

Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties, and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by unreadable messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Never. No one believes the extent of their horrific tales, not until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these seemingly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within—and which are lurking in plain sight.

A short and brilliantly imaginative read this, once you start it just demands that you finish it to the exclusion of all else, so its probably a good job that I started this one on an evening when I had nothing else that had to be done…

We meet an eclectic group of wonderfully drawn characters, brought together by Dr Jan Sayer, psychotherapist, due to their similarly odd experiences. Over the course of the tale, the backstory and motivations of each individual become clearer and it is endlessy compelling.

Very clever, the lines between fact and fiction blurring, the more the story evolves the more you will sink into that world. The author has created a tremendously fun and often scary mythology here, pretty much character driven but that manages to be part thriller and part mystery at the same time. The relationships between each individual ebb and flow and not all is as it appears – multi layered and highly inventive, it is one of those stories that make you reassess things in a new light.

I really don’t want to give anything away – whether or not this group are all a bit nuts or whether there is in fact something other worldly going on here I will leave you to discover for yourself…it is a journey worth taking for sure, 90 minutes for me of pure reading joy. Hint: Do not pick this up if you have to catch a bus in half an hour. You WILL miss the bus.

Highly Recommended.

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