Afterparty, by Daryl Gregory

4 Sep
FIVE of FIVE stars

FIVE of FIVE stars

I didn’t give it 5 stars because it’s great literature (it’s not), but because it was a fun, quick read, and if there were more books with Lyda and Ollie, and/or Sasha, I would read them in a heartbeat. What better reason to give it five stars?

It was intriguing to me that the main character just happens to be lesbian. It doesn’t define her at all, she just happens to be lesbian. Also, it’s written by a man. And he does a pretty good job! These kinds of characters are very rare, and I appreciated the portrayal of a very flawed but intelligent, good human being who happens to be lesbian.

It’s not a perfect book, and the climax(es) are a bit messy/unrealistic/convenient, but who cares? I was along for the ride and having a great time. And waking up today after finishing it last night, I’m sad that it’s over and the characters are gone. I hope we see more of them in the future.

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