Wednesday 10 June 2020

Read 2020 - 62 - The Pretence by Ramsey Campbell

I worried that whatever book followed Frances Hardinge's 'A Skinful of Shadows' was going to struggle after the memory of that book. I needn't have worried. I very much enjoyed the intriguing The Pretence by Ramsey Campbell, a novella published by PS Publishing back in 2013. We probably picked this copy up at World Fantasy Con where it was released in 2013. It is shameful how long books have remained on my to-read-list.

The world was supposed to end at midnight. Only it didn't. Did it?

At first read, I thought The Pretence an Invasion of the Body Snatchers deal, but it was more about how real are we, and is all of this an illusion. It kept me intrigued throughout, there was a claustrophobic atmosphere to it. Highly recommend.

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