If I’d known beforehand that this story have been wrote using the second-person narration, I may have hesitated before reading it, even liking the author as I do like Adrian Tchaikovsky’s books.
All my precedent experiences have been hopeless: this narrative technique is, in my point of view, nearly impossible to manage without making the reader voyeuristic, inconfortable, assaulted – and consequently isn’t likely to make for a good read.
In the end, I’m really happy that I wasn’t prejudiced, being in the dark, as I loved this short story, in which I manage to immerse easily, effortlessly.
Here, the narrative technique induce the reader to wonder about what could have happened between the beginning of the story and the end. And if one big mystery is quite easy to guess, and enjoyably so, the final twist managed to surprise me.
A very entertaining story which deals with quite a lot of important actual topics!
(I thank Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for sending me the ARC in exchange for my honest review)