Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fever Dreams by Samanta Schweblin

Fever Dreams
by Samanta Schweblin
narrated by Megan McDowell

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Published: 2017
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Hardback: 192
Rating: 3

First sentence(s):
They're like worms.

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.

My two-bits:

Interesting premise, but it did not translate well for me. Maybe reading the print version would make it a bit more clear with what is going on. I did not get the horror or thriller vibe.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Tournament of Books 2018 (here)


  1. Sounds like it could be interesting. Sorry it wasn't as good as you were hoping for.

  2. Meh. I may have to skip this one. It sounded decent...but meh.

  3. Too bad it didn't translate well. The blurb does sound exciting.


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