Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Length: 156 Pages
Release date: October 14, 2018
Synopsis:

The world is frozen. The animals ascendant. And, locked in desperate pursuit of “the other father” across a grim icy apocalypse, Jim will do anything to keep his daughter alive.

 

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review

I’ve read a few books by BP Gregory and I’ve enjoyed her unique style many times, but this one didn’t do it for me. I usually get where BP Gregory is going with her stories and find the fuzzy edges work well. Flora & Jim didn’t give me enough framework, basically I thought too many of the edges were missing. A few pages or so about how the world ended up where it is would have been great. I couldn’t get behind the endless chase across the wasteland, and I had trouble connecting with Jim or Flora, which was the majority of my problem with this story. I did however enjoy the horror of finding ‘food’, and accepting what was left was as good as it gets. The scenes of preparation and consumption were stomach turning and well written. I hope to be back on board and dig the next book BP writes, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Link to purchase Flora & Jim

BP Gregory, Biography-

Author and avid reader BP Gregory brings monsters, machines and roaming cities, insanity, betrayal and lust! With such tales you shouldn’t always feel comfortable or safe.

Hailing from sober corporate beginnings she’s been an archaeology student and a dilettante of biology, psychology, and apocalypse prepping. However, her love of frogmarching hapless characters through hell drew her to science fiction, horror and urban fantasy: all vehicles for peeling screaming layers to discover what, if anything, lurks within. Do we each treasure some inviolate core of self, kept safe from our actions and choices? Would it matter if nobody saw it?

BP Gregory is the author of five novels including the recently released frozen post-apocalyptic horror Flora & Jim, about a father who’ll do anything to keep his daughter alive. A stroll down life’s eerie back alleys with a few fistfuls of short stories, and a novelette which was a messy love letter to her adolescence in the city round out the piece.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and is currently working on The Newru Trail, a murder-mystery set in a world where houses eat your memories.

For sneak peeks, more stories, reviews and recommendations as she ploughs through her to-read pile visit bpgregory.com.

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