Monday, September 10, 2018

Book Review: Foe

FoeFoe by Iain Reid

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those science fiction stories that is meant to try and trip you up. Where everything is not quite as it seems and your narrator may be unreliable.
It's hard to write much about Foe without giving away too much detail. Essentially it's only 200 pages, it's a great read and if you like a good mystery you'll probably enjoy it.

Set in the not too distant future, Ian Reid sets us up with a scenario where an isolated couple on a farm have had the man chosen for a colony off-plant; but not the woman. What ensues is the couple trying to come to terms with this plan; while a representative of the company sending the man invades their lives. The book setting remains at the farm on earth. For those afraid of too much science-y stuff; there is not a lot of it in this book. Although the science-y things that are present are very important.

It's obvious from the beginning that something is not quite right. The real question is what is the truth and what is not. And who can you trust.
I don't want to say anymore... just read it!

Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.

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1 comment:

Leonore Winterer said...

This sounds strange...and cool. I think I need to read it!
Fun fact: I just went on amazon to wishlist it, and found the German version that'll come out next year. It's called 'Enemy'. Nope, not the German word for enemy, just 'Enemy'. I guess because it's a more widely known word, but still....why?!