Saturday, March 18, 2017

[Book Review] Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell book review

Readers beware!! If you are looking for a rational book where everything is fully explained by the end, this is not the book for you.

That being said, I thought that this book was incredible. I was hooked from the very first page and absolutely could not put this book down! This will definitely be in my top 5 list of books published in 2017!

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translator) 


Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin book photo

Fever Dream is a novel about a woman, named Amanda, who is in the hospital because she has a very serious fever. A young boy, named David, is at her bedside pressing her to remember what happened. But Amanda is struggling to stay focused as her body begins to shut down.

The story is so unique and so astonishingly captivating! Once you pick this one up, you will not want to put it down. Luckily it is a quick read; I cruised through it in just a couple of hours.

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin text preview


I loved that the entire book was told in dialogue. I also really enjoyed the format of the narrative that easily switched back and fourth between Amanda and David as the two spoke about what had happened and what was currently happening.

The pacing was absolutely perfect. I loved how the author created such an eerie vibe with such deep feelings of dread. The entire time I was reading, I felt a bit unsettled but I really enjoyed the feeling. A few lines of the dialogue actually gave me chills!

After finishing the book, I found myself questioning if all that I had just read had simply been a dream, or if it had all really happened. Needless to say, I will definitely thinking about this story for a long time!

Thanks for reading!

Have you read Fever Dream? If so, what did you think?
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