Fever Dream book cover

A woman lies in a hospital bed near death while the spirit of her friend’s son leads her through her memories of recent events in attempts to understand how she got to this point, and what has happened to her daughter. I kept thinking of the movie Donnie Darko while reading this book, with a creepy monotone voice in conversation with the main character. I think it works well, and it lends a full creepiness to the story. Samanta Schweblin is an expert at this type of creepy, semi-hallucinatory story and I look forward to more from her.

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