September 07, 2018

#BookReview: Foe by Iain Reid, Jacques Roy

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Gallery Books
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
About the Book:

A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have.

In Iain Reid’s second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Told in Reid’s sharp and evocative style, Foe examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person. An eerily entrancing page-turner, it churns with unease and suspense from the first words to its shocking finale.






About the Author: 
Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction, One Bird's Choice and The Truth About Luck, which was one of Globe and Mail's best books of 2013. Reid’s work has appeared in a variety of publications throughout North America, including The New YorkerThe Globe and Mail, and the National Post. In 2015, he received the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is his first novel.


   





Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: So this one what can I say about it? 

Do I Recommend this book? Sorry Nope

Notes and Opinions: This one I should have DNFed becuase NOTHING HAPPENS!!! I was never on the edge of my seat and I was pretty bored though the entire thing. And well thats all I have to really say to this one. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Boring 
 









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