Review: Deep Roots

Deep Roots Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I continue to be fascinated by Ruthanna Emrys' work reshaping the Lovecraft legacy. This book struck a different cord than did Winter Tide. While Winter Tide was character driven, the broadened world in Deep Roots took longer to engage me emotionally. A book that in large part challenges the reader to consider "otherness" and its benefits and risks, it is certainly a timely topic. I'll post a longer review when I find the time, post-Hugo reading, to listen to the book again on audio. In the interim, this book was a fascinating exploration in the era of resurgent fascism, encampment, and how we treat others who do not look like us.

I received a paperback ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Your comment about 'otherness' brought to mind a book, Spiderlight by A. Tchaikovsky. I really love the way that he does anthropomorphism, but in this standalone, he really had me thinking about otherness and the way that we percieve good and evil.

    I'm up for those types of books and will add this one to my TBR.


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