Sunday, September 20, 2015

Inhabiting Your Skin, by Mari Ness

Apex Magazine, June 2015; 3,800 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

A couch potato finds his intelligent house is helpful, annoying, and demanding.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

The house is the main character--not the hapless owner. We liked the way it keeps switching between concern for its owner, concern for itself, and need for attention. You even find yourself feeling sorry for it sometimes--wishing it had a better owner.

On the downside, nothing forshadows the ending where the house starts killing people. The fact that the house can hide things from the people who come to investigate is a little hard to swallow too. Or the fact that it's not allowed to make emergency calls but it is allowed to lock its owner inside.

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