Strongly observes growing cephalopod obsession both personal and beyond. Lovely.
Spare prose and lifelike characters. Plotwise? I missed something, everything.
Weird, slow. Few likeable characters. Less building, more fairies, mystique.
Solid idea – love the science – but characters are cliché, interchangeable.
Unlikeable characters, plot made for an uninspiring, stale novel. Meh.
Second and third novella make this worthwhile. Sad, but real.
Brutal “love” includes abuse, cheating, pain, heartbreak. Difficult yet worthwhile.