Read May 09 – 20
Funny story, I almost didn’t finish this collection after reading novel 1 of 4. Snapshot just wasn’t for me, nor do I think it was a good opening considering it almost caused me to DNF this book. I’ve heard from several other readers that this was easily the weakest of the bunch, which makes it so much worse for being story #1. IN SAYING THAT.. don’t do as I almost did.. read this collection!! I’m so happy I pushed through and said okay I’ll give it at least ONE more before I call it off.
This story was strange af. Fitting, seemingly, but unnecessary and boring. It didn’t occur to me until the very end that it could have been toying with the underlying idea of Alzheimers. A polaroid that steals your memories (a disease stealing your memories??) I kept thinking back to this during the story and maybe that was why I didn’t enjoy it that much.. I don’t know. It just wasn’t for me. I see reviews where people refer to it as emotionally charged? Where? Strange indeed.
A powerful story, given the gun crisis in America. Hill knows how to pack a punch and let me tell you.. that ending certainly packed a punch. I am very, very glad to be Canadian.
Easily my favourite of the bunch. It was so perfectly strange! A sky diver lands atop a mysterious cloud that is so much more than it first appears to be. The cloud is alien in nature and does not want to lose their new main man, Aubrey. I felt the back story added just the right touch of emotion needed to solidify this story as being my favourite of the collection. Anything to do with cancer hits a little too close to home, as I’m sure for anyone who has had a loved one be personally victimized by the nasty disease.
Post apocalyptic meets science, the worst combination. Humans destroying themselves over power, weapons, nuclear warfare etc. The ending we know is inevitable and one Hill executed perfectly, no pun intended. This particular ending involved knife like crystals falling from the sky in the storm of the century, impaling those unfortunate enough to be caught in the rain. It touched on LGBTQ issues and the bigotry that some humans possess. A+.
Side note .. can you guys read more than one book at a time?? Every time I try I fail and end up finishing the one I’m most interested in instead of spreading my time.. anyone else?
Here’s my cat and I enjoying some sunshine.