This is definitely not a genre I would usually read. I'm not one for suspense, thrillers, end-of-the-world stories. I am *certainly* not one to tolerate a non-ending.
In all honesty, it was the non-ending that has me the most perturbed about this novella.
OK, I'm not a big one for 4-letter words, blood-and-guts (literally or figuratively), and so forth. I *am* a sucker for a 1st-person narrative, which this book delivers in spades and another suit or two. The author definitely gets you into the fevered mind of the protagonist, often leaving me wondering whether what we're reading is real or just a vision he's having. Even the stupid things he does makes sense in context. With that in mind, I can just about forgive the foul language.
The ending, at least in the review copy, revs up full-speed to the point where you finally think you've got the solution ...
And it drops you, flat on your back, directing you to a web site where you can eventually read the rest of the story.
Had I known it would be essentially serial fiction in the first place, I might be a bit more forgiving about that.
I didn't, so I'm not.
Four stars up until the very last page, then zero stars for cutting the reader off at the knees. Result: two very generous stars, and someone who probably won't be following the rest of the story, at least not until it's actually DONE.