I’m not sure what to think of this book. It’s a horror novel – not my typical genre – that I read based on a friend’s recommendation. I doubt I’ll be reading more like it anytime soon, but I did enjoy Langan’s writing style, and the story, especially the tale told at the diner, was interesting.

The ending felt to me like it lacked closure. I get the sense that the somewhat unresolved conclusion was intentional, though: the narrator’s strange, disturbing discoveries are meant to be a previously hidden part of reality that can be ignored but that doesn’t ever go away.

I was also a bit confused as to how the narrator didn’t wind up dead; his escape seemed too miraculous.

Overall, I’m glad to have read The Fisherman. It’s fun to explore new genres. Let’s just hope this one doesn’t cause any nightmares.