I liked the beginning of this book but the second half was such a slog. I felt like the author had an interesting idea about how people fetishize the past, and the book was kind of like Truman Show meets Pleasantville. But it was like all her inspo stopped at the concept and she wasn't quite sure how to have her story pan out.
Quirk Books usually delivers on the fun, but this was a bit of a disappointment. It's not a bad book but if you've seen The Truman Show already, there's no real surprises and it just kind of feels like an urban 90s version of what Truman was doing with 60s middle America. I'm not a fan and probably won't be continuing.
2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars