Do you like bizarre stories? Are you weird? Do you enjoy narratives that flow like strange dreams? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Meet Me In The Strange will be right up your alley.
Meet Me in the Strange by Leander Watts
Published: March 27th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Davi is not your typical teenager. For starters he lives in an old hotel in an otherworldly city, doesn’t seem to go to school, or interact with his parents at all, and has no friends to speak of. But still, he’s doing some typical teenage things like going to concerts, obsessing about the famous glam icon, Django Conn, and developing a crush on a girl, Anna Z, after seeing her at a gig. After they befriend each other, Davi falls for this odd girl quickly and hard. Anna Z either crazy, or very deep. It’s never quite clear either way. Strange…
With teeny-tiny chapter this is a quick and light read. We see the story unfold through the eyes of Davi only, but even so, we don’t really get to know much about him. Everything and everyone is all so mysterious! It’s not an action packed story, and even their escape from Anna Z’s terrifying brother is more talk than actual running away.
Retro, futuristic and somewhat psychedelic, Meet Me In The Strange is a story of a boy’s (assuming at least he’s a boy, as it’s never quite clear) infatuation with a weird girl and their adventure into The Strange.
Who is Leander Watts?
An avid musician, Leander Watts has played and sung for decades in a wide variety of bands. His interests range from garage rock to skronky jazz, from baroque organ to Appalachian gospel. The first rock concert he attended was David Bowie on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974. He teaches writing and literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo (his alma mater). Leander Watts is the author of Stonecutter, Wild Ride to Heaven, Ten Thousand Charms, and Beautiful City of the Dead.