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CONTRARION

I have no idea what I just read

By TanaNari, author of Price

Sep 20, 2016: Meet Carson, irreverent, unreliable, and often incoherent narrator who survived the end of the world. Perhaps.

No, seriously, he may or may not be schizophrenic and this whole story might be taking place in his head in an asylum.

The backstory, if the main character can be believed (and he can’t), is pretty much a Lovecraftian apocalypse. With fish-people and possibly homicidal houses, and a pet eyeball with spider legs. If it’s not all a delusion, then our MC is obviously infested by some eldritch horror or another.

The thing is, it’s hard to pin down what this story is. The whole thing is a rambling mess, and it’s obviously intentional. Which separates it from the million other post-apocs out there, and I don’t feel qualified to judge it.

So I’ll say it hooked me. I kept turning the pages just to figure out what I was reading. I am more confused now than ever.

So I will recommend this story to everyone, no matter your genre preference, if only because you might never encounter another story quite like this in your life. If for no other reason than that, even if it turns out you hate it, you owe yourself this experience.

And I will judge the rating on mechanical skill alone- which is to say "excellent writing skill, too-short chapters, and seems to update only twice a month or so. Some updates are only a few sentences long. These are significant flaws which reduce the readability of an otherwise excellent, if bizarre, tale.

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