Thursday, November 9, 2023

#21: Gone to the Wolves by John Wray

Three teenaged metalheads from Florida, all with various troubled backgrounds, weave in and out of each other's lives in John Wray's Gone to the Wolves.

This novel was about two thirds slice of life and one third thriller, as one member of the trio gets in over her head and disappears into the Black Metal scene in Europe.  Her friends' attempt at a rescue provides a surprisingly cinematic coda.

Wray's genre-busting literary novel is eminently readable and enjoyable as a smart thriller or a literary story with genre beats.  

I checked this out from the New Castle-Henry County Public Library and read it quickly.