My review of Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is up at NPR Books today! Reading it was — appropriately — a trip.

Here’s a bit of the review:9780765391414_custom-d55bbf024d3cccdc74bbaca8019b58de3ae9320a-s600-c85

This book held me spellbound from start to finish. It put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s more colourful films in its wonder-quest aesthetic, reminded me in other ways of Keith Miller’s The Book of Flying. I treasure how it made me feel both peaceful and thrilled, enchanted and awe-struck; it made me feel like I was inside a very particular kind of dream, the deep endless kind that grants a whole life’s worth of adventure within its bounds, from which you can always only wake in the middle, intuiting the rest.

You can read an excerpt of the book here.


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