Saturday, November 16, 2019

Knee Deep in the Sea, by Melissa Marr

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Horror) The young assistant to the director of a documentary film likes Scotland, hates that her boss wants to get her in bed, and really hates waking up next to dead people. (8,334 words; Time: 27m)

"Knee Deep in the Sea," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 114, published on .

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

Review: 2019.643 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: There’s a lot of drama in this story. There’s tension from the start since we don’t know whether Isabel killed Jason or not.

Sadly, her relationship with Jack, the director, seems all too typical of what happens in Hollywood. She expected it when she took the job, but it’s hard not to cheer for her when she decides not to do it after all. Despite the costs.

Con: The narrator is a psychopath who has zero empathy for the people getting killed around her. More seriously, she’s aimless; that is, she isn’t driving events--they’re driving her. This makes it hard to feel much for her—positive or negative—at the end.

Other Reviews: Search Web
Melissa Marr Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)