Format Read: Hardback/Audiobook
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Fiction
Publication Date: 27th September 2022
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“In an isolated chateau, as far north as north goes, the baron’s doctor has died. The doctor’s replacement has a mystery to solve: discovering how the Institute lost track of one of its many bodies.
For hundreds of years the Interprovincial Medical Institute has grown by taking root in young minds and shaping them into doctors, replacing every human practitioner of medicine. The Institute is here to help humanity, to cure and to cut, to cradle and protect the species from the apocalyptic horrors their ancestors unleashed.
In the frozen north, the Institute’s body will discover a competitor for its rung at the top of the evolutionary ladder. A parasite is spreading through the baron’s castle, already a dark pit of secrets, lies, violence, and fear. The two will make war on the battlefield of the body. Whichever wins, humanity will lose again.'”
This was one of the weirdest books I’ve probably ever read. To be honest, I had no idea what was going on and kept thinking, what the f**k is going on?? but as I read on, the story started to come together, and everything started to fall into place and started making sense.
Although weird, the unique plot was well written. I enjoyed the uniqueness of the main character/narrator. I can’t say too much, but I was surprised to find out who the narrator was!
This isn’t a particularly fast-paced read, and I did struggle with it at times, but it is worth the hard work.
This is a very hard book to review as you need to read it to understand what the plot is actually about and understand why I found it so weird.
From what I can tell, this is a debut novel from this author and a good one. I look forward to seeing what other weird stories the author comes up with next. If you’re looking for a unique yet weird read, this is a book to give a go.
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