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The Sourwood


Richard Wolanski

This is an inventive story with an unusual premise: its characters are all insects, who have organized to survive in a post-human world. The story follows Fig, as a series of bad luck and bad decisions cause him to question his most basic beliefs. The world the characters inhabit is fully-formed and quite believable. This book is the first in a series of novellas, and the ending is a cliffhanger more than an end, but the writing was good enough and the story was enjoyable enough that I am willing to overlook that, and just move on to the next book in the series.

Favorite Thing: 
The detailed and believable world the author has constructed
The Sourwood book cover
Book Length: 
Part of Series: 
Part of a series of short stories/novellas
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