Author: Price Doom
Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Length: 64 pages
Read Date(s): May 22, 2021
Heart and her father are on the run from God. At least, that’s what her father, Sonny, tells her. Young Heart believes Sonny’s stories of dying suns and scientists with tranquilizer guns, parachuting out of planes in pursuit of them . Sonny believes only the elements in his body can save the sun, and Heart grows up in fear of the boogeymen from Sonny’s stories—and Sonny himself. After years without proof and questions about Sonny’s mental stability, Heart makes her escape.
My Mini Review
This novella was a strange yet intriguing read. I was confused by it at first as the first few parts don’t really seem to go together in any meaningful way, but the pieces fall into place pretty well by the end. Although, I think it could have used another part for further development of some of Heart’s choices because they seemed abrupt. The ending also felt a bit rushed and was very ambiguous, which was both thought-provoking and annoying. My favorite thing about the book was the characterization of Sonny because he embodied some of the tell-tale signs of a particular mental illness quite well. Overall, this novella was a quick, intriguing read that left me contemplating what it was all about.
***Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book. The review consists of my honest thoughts and reactions to the book.***