On the Horizon – nothing but the rain (Naomi Salman)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received an eArc of this sci-fi novella through NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings . . .

Title: nothing but the rain
Author: Naomi Salman
Publisher: tor.com
Publication Date: TOMORROW!!! (paperback/e-book)
ISBN: 978-1250849809
Source:  NetGalley

I read this when I couldn’t sleep and when it was raining outside.  It was a perfect mood read.  This is short at less than 100 pages but was so much fun.  The premise deals with memory loss caused by rain.  This seems silly but the author managed to make it both atmospheric and suspenseful.

Written as a journal, I loved the main character Laverne.  She is a retired woman in her 60s.  How she deals with the drama (and trauma) of the situation was so intriguing.  I was rooting for her while also trying to figure out what happens next.

I inhaled this story.  I thought the ending was perfect, if alarming.  After I was done, I ended up still not being able to sleep because I was admiring the story and the ramifications of the plot.  Highly recommended.  Arrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novella:

The rain in Aloisville is never-ending, and no one can remember when it started. There’s not much they can remember. With every drop that hits their skin, a bit of memory is washed away. Stay too long in the wet, and you’ll lose everything you used to be.

By the time Laverne begins keeping a journal, the small town she calls home has been irreparably changed. Every drop of water is dangerous, from leaky faucets to the near-constant rainfall, and a careless trip outside can mean a life down the drain. With mysterious forces preventing escape, calls for rebellion seem to be on every resident’s lips. But Laverne has no interest in fighting. She has no interest in rebellion. She just wants to survive.

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4 thoughts on “On the Horizon – nothing but the rain (Naomi Salman)

  1. What an interesting premise! Though here in the UK we’d all be wandering around in a hopeless forgetful haze in no time flat – even in the summer:)). Thank you for a lovely, informative review, Cap.


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