Project Namahana

By: John Teschner

Thank you to NetGalley and Forge Books for the ARC of this book.

People are mysteriously dying and two men try to figure out the cause. There are secrets and lies that these two men find out, but is it really just a big corporation that is at fault?

I struggled with this book a lot. I didn’t particularly care for it at all. The book starts off very confusing and it takes a while for it to make sense. The author decided to write a very descriptive book, but I’m not someone who loves useless description in books. I want action. I found myself very bored while reading, to the point where I had to force myself to read it. Due to this, I was never fully engaged in the storyline. Another downfall for me was the use of the local slang. I don’t mind local dialect in a book, as it gives the book authenticity, but what I would prefer authors to do is to provide a small definition of the slang just one time so that readers that are not familiar with the local dialect doesn’t have to spend the time to look it up, or just glazes those sections. There was one small aspect of the book I did like and that was Lindstrom’s internal struggle. This book has been listed as general fiction/mystery and thriller. I think it’s best described as general fiction.

If you’d like to try this book, it comes out on June 28, 2022, and you can get your copy here.