My Rating: Did not Finish
The Slow Regard of Silent Things Book Review
I didn’t finish The Slow Regard of Silent Things so I won’t put a rating on it.
I’ll begin with the positives
Firstly, the artwork in The Slow Regard of Silent Things is beautiful. It’s some of the best artwork in a modern fantasy book, except for maybe the work in Brandon Sanderson‘s The Stormlight Archive. It’s wonderful and really brings the Underthing alive.
Secondly, Auri is a wonderful character and it really was a pleasure watching her interact with the larger world around her.
This book just wasn’t for me
I just struggled because I felt like I got what I came for 20 pages into the book, and I couldn’t see it changing later on. There was no plot and The Slow Regard of Silent Things wasn’t going anywhere. I would have read a short story of this, but not a novella.
This book is for people who want to see more of Auri and don’t mind reading something with no narrative substance.
It’s worth trying once.