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Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Zack Hiwiller - Goodreads

Perfect. If Perdido Street Station was more coherent plot-wise and had deeper characters, this would be the result. (And I love Perdido St. Station). I need to find more books like this. Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Kinsey_m - Goodreads

After having read the Southern trilogy, I am on a quest to read all of Jeff VanderMeer's novels. I had read a short story based in Ambergris before but had not cared that much for it, and the more I ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Adam Welch - Goodreads

Its impressive. The perhaps posthumous "dialogue" between Mary and Duncan is incisive. However, I didn't enjoy this as much as Finch or City of Saints and Madmen. I found it hard to care strongly for ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

What compels me about VanderMeer's books is that there is a level of unknown that remains unknown. Although the Gray Caps are central to the novel, they are never really revealed, nor explained which ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Randal - Goodreads

Dreary. This is the second book by Vandermeer that I've eventually bailed on because they're just no damned fun. It's artsy as hell, with multiple voices, unreliable narrators, metafiction out the wazoo. But it's also gray, grim, despondent. I do not like it Sam I am. Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Benjamin Kahn - Goodreads

Horribly disappointed in this book. I loved Finch, the third book in this series and thought I'd read my way back. I gave up on that plan on page 78 of this book when the dreary, pretentious text ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - M Bergslien - Goodreads

I'm going to get back into proper reviews after I finish Dream of Perpetual Motion but please listen to me when I say this book is so goddamn awesome. Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

While I definitely was glad to step back into Ambergris, I didn't love this book the same way I love City of Saints and Madmen, and the main reason is this is just a heavier and more somber book. I ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Courtney O'Banion - Goodreads

Original style and believable world. I was thoroughly invested in the characters. There were times I wished less was left up to me to fill in or figure out, especially at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed the read, though, and went back to it every free moment. Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Three years ago I read City of Saints and Madmen, and added Vandermeer to the pile of authors who have a great imagination and some degree of talent, but who have a tendency to ramble on about boring ... Read full review

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