Review: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

November 12, 2014 3 stars, Book Review 8 ★★★

Review: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl GregoryWe Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
Published by Tachyon Publishing on August 12, 2014
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Pages: 182
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.

Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping.

Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And for some reason, Martin never takes off his sunglasses.

Unsurprisingly, no one believes their horrific tales until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these likely-insane outcasts join a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within and which are lurking in plain sight.

three-stars

 We Are All Completely Fine was a really weird story…so here comes a weird unconventional review

WELCOME TO TSA: TRAUMATIC SURVIVALISTS ANONYMOUS

Dr. Sayer: Do you want to share with the group today?

Hi, I’m Stan. I’m pretty famous for not having limbs due to surviving an attack from cannibals who ate all my friends.

I’m Barbara over here. I survived an attack from a serial killer who uses his victim’s bones to create art masterpieces.

Martin. I refuse to take off my sunglasses.

Dr. Sayer: Are you going to tell us about yourself?

Martin: No. But I can talk about these videogame sunglasses.

Dr. Sayer: That’s okay, Harrison want to go next?

Harrison: Well…

Greta: He’s the monster detective.

Dr. Sayer: And what about you, Greta?

I’m Greta and I lived in a sister community.

Stan: You mean a cult.

Greta: A sister community who marked upon me because I asked them to.

Harrison: They branded you all over your body and you let them?

Dr. Sayer: *thinks* Oh man…why did I ever join this profession.

There you have it guys. Their backstories and characterization slowly transform throughout the novella with some creepy paranormal elements and wonderful writing added…makes an interesting tale that’s for sure.

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8 Responses to “Review: We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory”

  1. Danya @ Fine Print

    As soon as I saw the cover image for this book I knew you’d be the author of the review, Kat! Not Yet Read’s resident horror lover, haha. Your line about Stan’s limbs being eaten reminds me of that children’s book “All My Friends Are Dead” about dinosaurs. Stan’s book would be “All My Limbs Were Eaten” and it would not be for children. Love the format of this review!!
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