Review: Slow River by Nicola Griffith

I’ve tentatively decided to engage in the ultimate exercise in arrogance – I’m going to presume you want my opinion about the books I’ve read. You guessed it – this is my first book review. I promise to keep it brief.

The latest book in my reading binge was classified as science fiction, but that doesn’t really do it justice. Slow River is not your father’s Sci Fi thriller. For starters, it’s not a thriller. It’s three stories told at once, about the three lives lived by an abducted woman in the near future: her pre-abduction life of privilege, her post-escape life in hiding, and her current attempts to reconcile the two.

This was not one of my favorites, but it came oh so close. Good characters and a good story make a good combination, but this isn’t for folks looking for a story that grabs you by the throat from the first page on. I had to pamper this one for a bit, but it paid off after a minimal investment of my time.

Snow River @ Amazon