"Where I'm from, pain is a fact of life."
Sefira & Other Betrayals is a collection of 8 stories from John Langan, and this was my introduction to his work. I really liked the concepts of these stories, and it was fun to see the author's creativity. I buddy read this one with @gowsy33
. Although I liked the concepts of the stories, I had trouble connecting to the execution. John Langan writes so well, but at time, it feels like things are overly detailed. His style is very literary, and sometimes I felt like I was in school again. This collection is absolutely perfect for the right reader, but I struggled to maintain interest at times. I think I was the problem, and not the book itself. This is not a casual read, and I may have just been in the wrong mood for it. At times, it felt like every story had the same format, and I was longing for some variety. There was slow build up with a lot of dialogue and description, and then some horror tucked in at the end. Not all of the stories were like this, but many of them were. My top 3 stories in this collection were Bloom, Bor Urus, and Sefira. These were such intriguing stories, and I enjoyed them. Even though I struggled with the collection as a whole, it's good, and I think many readers will enjoy it. Thank you to Hippocampus Press for sending me a copy to review. I gave Sefira & Other Betrayals 3.5⭐ on GoodReads.
Bloom for #nightwormschallenge
- my favorite story in this collection was called Bloom!