Last week we announced the release of Rainbow Filth by Tim Meyer.
Now that you've had a little bit of time to go acquire a copy (which you can do through this link if you have not already) we figured it would be a great time to discuss.
I personally loved this book. You know I don't put a lot of stock in star ratings, but I gave it a 4 1/2 (which I rounded up to 5 for BookSirens and GoodReads.) Meyer tapped into what is, for me at least, the scariest aspect of drugs: unlocking something within yourself. Of course, sometimes the thing you unlock is a door to another world, and sometimes that other world is terrifying.
I love that the title, and the artwork, really tie into the style of the book. It's psychedelic, but it's also very grimy. There's a constant sense that what you're getting into isn't exactly clean.
I enjoyed the presentation as well. Having this read like the transcripts of an interrogation puts you right into the action. Knowing that the story ends poorly for most everyone involved does not stop you from enjoying the ride of how they got there.
The one thing I didn't like, actually, was where the story breaks away from that format. I think the ending would have been trickier to get across in the transcript style, but I think it absolutely could have been done. I would have loved to see them try.
Other than that, there wasn't anything I wanted out of this book that wasn't well delivered. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for some whimsical unease.