I bought this book on release day (over six months ago) and for some reason never read it. I’ve been really weird about endings the last couple of years. I still haven’t seen the finale to The Good Place even though it is one of my favorite TV shows of all time, and it took some peer pressure (and my sister literally turning it on for me) for me to watch the Jane the Virgin series finale. I suppose I haven’t finished many book series in the last few years, only started new ones. Huh. Anyway, I’ll leave the psychoanalysis for another day, but point is, I finally read this, and it was a good ending, but I’m not sure I loved it.
The problem here, I think, is that this is a disruptor book. The opposite of a disruptor book is a cozy book where you know exactly what is going to happen and spend most of the time anticipating it, and then your anticipation is rewarded. Your existing neural pathways are gently caressed by story. This is the kind of book that is like, motherfucker get up off that couch, we’re making new pathways!!!!! You literally have to sit there, like, wait, what? What is going on? So it’s not a comfortable reading experience, but it is an interesting one. The first two books were like that to a certain degree, but this one takes it to a whole new level. Trippy as hell, is another way of putting it. (This is a series about rewriting reality, so this might be obvious.)
Anyway, I’m leaving this unrated for now, because I want to think about it some more, but I don’t want to get behind on my reviews this year so I’m posting this ramble instead. The epilogue made me cry, so this will probably get five stars in the future, I just want to be weird and hold off for some reason.
[4.5 stars, for now??]