Lamella by Max Halper is a bizarre story that reads like a fever dream! In a situation that spans just a few days, but feels more like years have passed, this story will take readers on quite the adventure.
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher per request of an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Lamella by Max Halper
When a man named Mel arrives home from a difficult day at work, he thinks his wife is pulling a prank on him because out of nowhere, there’s an strange baby in their lives. But the wife doesn’t let on that anything is off both with the baby suddenly being there, or the odd appearance of the child.
As the days blur onward, things at their home only get more and more unusual…
I loved that the author creates a very unsettling situation right from the very first page. Rather than solving any questions as we read on, the questions just pile up!
Like I said in my opening, this story reads like a fever dream. There were so many instances that I paused for a moment and thought, “What the heck is going on here?!” But like the best of fever dreams, I didn’t want to stop the story because I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next.
I found it really interesting that the situation that was occurring at the main characters job was the element that grounded the story and helped me stay aware of the amount of time that had actually passed. If it weren’t for this, I would have been totally caught up in the overall flow of the story.
My Favorite Passage from Lamella
I rolled onto my side because looking at the crack made me nauseous, and I realized I hadn’t put anything in my stomach all day except coffee. It was a terrible habit I’d had since adolescence, one I always swore I would break.
My Final Thoughts on Lamella
If you enjoy unputdownable and totally bizarre reads that will leave you with lots of questions once you’ve hit the final page, then this is a must-buy!
Go preorder your copy of Max’s debut novella, and beware of returning home to a surprise baby waiting for you!
Felicity Grace Terry says
I must admit that looking at the cover I thought that this might prove to be something of a bizarre read, something that was confirmed in your thoughts on the book. This is something that can and does sometimes work for me but, more often than not, doesn’t. This and it being a novella that, come the final page, you are left with lots of questions makes me think it probably isn’t my kind of read. I’m glad that you enjoyed it though , I’m sure lots of other readers out there will appreciate it too.
Erica Robyn says
Just that cover has me going woah!! LOL
Erica Robyn says
Right?! It’s an interesting one for sure!