On the Horizon – follow me to ground (Sue Rainsford)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this fantasy eArc from the publisher in exchange for me honest musings . . .

follow me to ground (Sue Rainsford)

Title: follow me to ground

Authors: Sue Rainsford

Publisher: Simon & Schuster / Scribner

Publication Date: TOMORROW!! (hardcover / e-book)

ISBN: 978-0857526779

Source: NetGalley & Edelweiss

Follow Me to Ground

This book is strange, wonderful, otherworldly, and hard to categorize.  Literary fiction?  Fantasy?  Magical realism?  Horror?  Depends on the reader.  I don’t know who  to recommend this book to but I loved it.  The basic premise is that there is a person, Ada, who isn’t completely human.  She lives with her father who isn’t human either.  Both of them are from the Ground.  They partially make their living by curing the humans, Cures, of their illnesses and seemingly have a well structured life.  But Ada meets a man from the village and starts a relationship.  Upheaval begins.

That description doesn’t really begin to explain the book and that’s okay.  This is a book that has to be experienced not described.  It is unsettling, evocative, and certainly doesn’t have clear answers about anything.  And it be compelling, haunting, and just plain fascinating.  I am still not sure if this book horrifies or delights me or both.  But much like the vegetarian, I know that I will be thinking about this for a long time to come.  Arrrr!

Much thanks to Matey Sarah @ hamlets&hyperspace whose review led me to this delight.  As she says:

“This book is so weird.  I mean that in the best way possible.  I don’t even know how to go about describing it, because it’s just that weird.  Witchy healer does witchy things?  Witchy healer starts an affair with a guy who might not be so upstanding himself and chaos ensues?  Is she good?  Is she not so good?  No one knows.  Certainly not this reader. . .”

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Sue Rainsford – Author

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11 thoughts on “On the Horizon – follow me to ground (Sue Rainsford)

  1. First, how the HECK do you keep up with all these ARC releases?! I’m shocked and impressed. You must read a TON. I realize now you don’t have wrap-up posts for each month or whatnot, so I have no idea how many books you read in a month. Lots? Billions? It feels that way.

    This review is so confusing but wonderful. You did a great job expressing both love and confusion. I end up avoiding writing reviews for books like that. Way to make it work!

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    1. I keep up with me ARCs with spreadsheets and a calendar. I also got MUCH better at not requesting something if I already have an eArc with the same date. Having all those books on the same date stresses me out. I try not to get greedy with the new releases.

      I only wish I could read billions of books a month. I think it seems like I read more because I have to review every book I read which means SO many posts. It’s why I don’t do wrap-ups and tags and such. I am usually somewhat behind on reviews. I have three to write in the next couple of days. I tend to read 10 books a month. Better months are about 15. I think. I don’t really keep track of how long it takes me to read something. And thanks for liking this review. I do think ye would find this book fascinating. I have been loving all the commentary about how readers are feeling about this one.
      x The Captain

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      1. I use a calendar for my blogging, but I never found that worked for me when it came to reading. I just flopped between different books too much to maintain it. It felt tedious. But, I never really got into ARCs and NetGalley as much as you have. That rigor probably helps a ton!

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