Book Review

How High We Go In The Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu

Book Title: How High We Go in the Dark


Author:  Sequoia Nagamatsu

Goodreads Link

Release Date:  1/18/22

Star Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

 Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

We have now entered into the time of the pandemic novel. I think that all the authors who got inspired by the advent of Coronavirus have finished their books and now I’m seeing more and more of them on Netgalley.

I’m ok with that. I know for some people it’s a subject still hitting a little too close to home, but call me a sadist, I enjoy these books.

I have to make an exception for this one. Don’t get me wrong, it is well written and evocative and has a major plot twist in the final quarter that is a real surprise. I should have enjoyed this book more than I did, but I also found it depressing, joyless and relentlessly sad. Don’t read this book unless you are in a good headspace for it. I also found some of the ways that society adapts to the illness a bit farfetched and unbelievable.

There are also a TON of favorable reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, so maybe it’s just me. I just had a hard time with it.


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