Book Fifty Nine

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.