Review: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

Finch by Jeff Vandermeer

Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

(4 1/2 stars out of 5)

Finch is set in a decaying city called Ambergris. The city has been torn apart by feuding houses and conquered by the gray caps, a mushroom-like alien life. Detective John Finch is assigned to solve the murders of a human and a gray cap.

Finch must work with the gray caps and their borg-like quislings the “partials” to solve the case. Finch moves from clue to clue to unravel more than just a double murder. But, in a world where no one is what they seem, can Finch really trust anyone?

 The character of Finch is fascinating and we learn more about him through his flashbacks. Almost all of the character are deep and rich. The novel has a noir detective novel feel to it. I really enjoyed reading it.  Finch has been nominated for the 2009 Nebula, and for good reason.

The book is published by Underland Press and the cover design is by John Coulhart.

This book will inspire me to read more of Jeff Vandermeer’s work.

I’ll give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

I received this complimentary book from Underland Press  for review purposes.


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