Book Fifty Nine 2014:
After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry
Just not for me.
It was the premise and the cover that drew me in when I was shopping (a man decides to take leave of his life, his car breaks down and he walks through a forest finding himself in a strange community who seem to be waiting for him).
Sadly though, after a strong start, I was left at the end feeling that a huge amount of the book was needlessly descriptive, the story wasn’t what I thought it would be (I would have settled for eerie, creepy, conspiratorial, even philosophical) and it’s one of the few things from this year that I regret reading.
Harsh possibly, but just not for me.