The Beautiful Land

The Beautiful Land - Alan   Averill

This was one of those books that hit just the right note with me at just the right time. I probably would have finished it in record time had life not gotten in the way. Parallel timelines, creepy horror-style weirdness, the end of the world, and characters I found myself pretty dang invested in. The writing is solid, and my brand of fast-paced and quirky (which may or may not appeal to some). And more than anything there is something different about this book. You can tell it wasn't born in the publishing industry and didn't get quite so homogenized by the process. It was refreshing. If you have an interest in parallel realities, unusual settings, or just want to try something a bit strange and out of the ordinary I cannot recommend this book enough.