Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
“Down to a Sunless Sea” is a collection of dark, character-driven stories. Freese dives deep into the psyche of some very damaged and disturbed people. In some ways, these stories would be more aptly characterized as ‘thoughts’. A good deal of them are internal monologues with little to no action.
I enjoy a good character driven story (or set of stories), but this was almost too character-driven for me, perhaps because of the format. Not enough was able to happen in so few pages for me to be able to care enough about the characters and their internal struggles. I suppose I just needed more plot.
If you are a big fan of character-driven stories, this may be something you will want to check out. If you need plot and action, this isn’t for you.