The Walls Have Ears

Authority: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer

I am enthralled with this series. There is a level of elusive, gothic mystery so rare in the writing, a line the author catwalks between logical whodunit and utter disorientation. I feel like I've read a sci-fi mashup of Rebecca and Naked Lunch. There's nothing quite like it, and it feels really nice to be able to give that compliment.

 

The reader of this audiobook version was Bronson Pinchot, and he lends a nice NPR voice to the narration. He muddles the poetry of the writing from time to time, something he might remedy if he bothered to make notations before speaking, but in all, leagues ahead of Carolyn McCormick.