WALKING TO ALDEBARAN - *****
WALKING TO ALDEBARAN
‘I think I used to talk to you because it kept me sane, but we’ve rather moved past that stage in the relationship, don’t you think?’
Walking to Aldebaran was a novella I simply could not put down – I devoured it in one sitting! I think part of what makes this such a compelling read is the narrative voice of our main character Gary Rendell. As he roams the desolate and scary passageways of the mysterious crypt you are utterly drawn in by his dry sarcasm, stream of conscious story telling and cultural references. He is such a rounded and interesting character that it made the story a joy to read. I liked how the plot is told in alternating chapters between the past (still being described by Gary) and present. I enjoyed that there was some backstory given to give you a snippet of what caused the mission to be started and the civil unrest back home. I loved the progression of the plot which built slight unease before knocking you dead with a twist I didn’t see coming.
It’s always hard to write 5 star reviews because I just want you to stop reading what I have to say and go read Walking to Aldebaran – you wont regret it! Thank you to NetGalley & Rebellion – Solaris for a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.