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We Are All Completely Fine ➪ We Are All Completely Fine Read ➲ Author Daryl Gregory – Thomashillier.co.uk Harrison is the Monster Detective a storybook hero Now he’s in his mid thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals Barbar Harrison is the All Completely PDF/EPUB Á Monster Detective a storybook hero Now he’s in his mid thirties and We Are Kindle - spends most of his time not sleeping Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten Are All Completely eBook ✓ by cannibals Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones Greta may or may not be a mass murdering arsonist And for some reason Martin never takes off his sunglassesUnsurprisingly no one believes their horrific tales until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr Jan Sayer What happens when these uestionably sane outcasts join a support group Together they must discover which monsters they face are within and which are lurking in plain sight.

10 thoughts on “We Are All Completely Fine

  1. carol. carol. says:

    We Are All Completely Fine is a fabulous complicated novella about a group of five damaged people and the psychologist who brings them together Dr Jan claims she wants to help them but the five members have been through various supernatural traumas and are accustomed to disbelief when they share their unlikely histories “Every small group was a chemistry experiment and the procedure was always the same bring together a group of volatile elements put them in a tightly enclosed space and stir The result was never a stable compound but sometimes you arrived at something capable of doing hard work like a poison that killed cancer cells And sometimes you get a bomb“The story becomes almost a character study as we find out about each person and the strange situations they’ve survived “After all one of the issue we had in common was that we each though we were uniue Not just survivors but sole survivors We wore our scars like badges” But Gregory wisely stays away from historical info dumping and instead allows their stories to be shared in the course of conversation As they trust–and challenge–each other they discover they have in common than they expected Shortly after the pace catapults forward focusing on immediate dangerGregory writes in ways that touch the heart of what it means to be human He also writes in ways that are horrorific surprising and humorous We Are All Completely Fine is like a psychotherapy text in comic book form making it accessible and applicable in ways one would have never considered There are moments that make me suirm but they are done with such sophistication that Gregory brings me to a place of compassion“She believed that people were captains of their own destiny He agreed as long as it was understood that every captain was destined to go down with the ship and there wasn’t a damned thing you could do about it“Gregory is fast becoming one of my go to authors with stories I can pick up in almost any mood and end up deliciously satisfied I want something with humor? Here “And then he wondered what the collective noun was for psychologists a shortage of shrinks? A confession of counselors?” Or profound “What the patients didn’t understand was that this was the human condition The group members’ horrific experiences had not exempted them from existential crises only exaggerated them” Or do I need a diverting plot in a genre bender setting to distract me from my everyday life? Gregory provides that too I re read this today thinking about my review and was no less entertained or captivated–but I did highlight another handful of lovely phrases I highly recommend it“Also I might be entertaining the idea of tamping down my nihilism Just a bit Not because life is not meaningless–I think that’s inarguable It’s just that the constant awareness of its pointlessness is exhausting I wouldn’t mind being oblivious again I’d love to feel the wind in my face and think just for a minute that I’m not going to crash into the rocks“Many many thanks to NetGalley and Tachyon Publications for a review copy and to Carly for introducing me to Gregory’s works2017 Published and signed copy as fabulous as the advanced copy Note that he also seems to be doing interesting things with the narrative voice I think they were there before but I glossed over There's a mix of anonymous first person and third that's intriguing maybe the group as an entity?

  2. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    199 Kindle sale Feb 12 2019 A psychotherapist gathers a group of trauma survivors together for group therapy The twist all of the patients have had horrific experiences of the spooky supernatural varietyAre they lying or hallucinating about the supernatural aspect of their traumas or could it be real? The therapy group is a diverse one Harrison helped save a small part of his town from some strange disaster when he was a teen; the rest of the townspeople died Stan was held captive and partially eaten by a family of cannibals he has no hands or lower legs Barbara's body was cut open years ago by a scrimshander who carved mysterious designs on her bones Greta has a terribly scarred body and was the only survivor of a fire that killed everyone she lived with And Martin can't bear to ever remove his gaming glasses for reasons he refuses to explainI liked living through the therapy and developing relationships between this odd group of people without knowing for uite a while what was real and what was not The story sucked me in the characters were well rounded and fantastical subject matter notwithstanding felt realistic and there are some nice touches of humorThis is my first time reading a book by Daryl Gregory but it won't be my lastContent notes scattered F bombs horror Free ebook provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thanks

  3. Lyn Lyn says:

    When I was in the 6th grade I got sucker punchedI had an argument with the class bully I turned around and BAMI never saw it comingSo I picked up We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory a lot of my GR friends had really liked him and his book so Hey I’ll give it a try and BAMI never saw it comingWe are all Completely Fine is Fight Club except you need to talk about itSeriously if you think you have problems if you think you are slogging through dysfunction then sit in on this group therapy session“Hi my name is Lyn “Hi Lyn”“ and I thought I had problems but after listening to y’all I’m just going to sit uietly in the back”This was a really really damn fine book and Daryl Gregory has jumped from unknown to very interesting author status with me in one bookGregory’s shifting perspectives and unsettled though complex characterization draws us in to the group of Bizzaro world survivors His expert sense of writing for a paranormal theme was on full display The pace is fast plot good it was interesting exciting and the jaw dropping ending ties it all togetherExcellent and recommended

  4. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Dr Jan Sayer decides to begin group therapy on a group of different individualsYou have Harrison who was a child hero for slaying the monsters that threatened a town Martin who never takes off his sunglasses Stan who survived a group of cannibals and loves to talk Greta the uiet one of the group who hides a major secret and Barbara who has messages left by a Scrimshander on her very bones Once I asked if it hurt and she said Of course it does honey Everything beautiful hurtsNo one really believed any of their stories until they met with each other They have all survivedOnce you know there are monsters under the bed closing your eyes becomes a foolhardy act So we paced We stared into the dark We listened for the creak of the opening doorFor me this book just didn't work as well as I had hoped Most of my Goodreads friends liked it though so I think it's a case of it's not you it's me

  5. Joe Valdez Joe Valdez says:

    My introduction to the fiction of Daryl Gregory is We Are All Completely Fine and this is another case of a good writer with lots of imagination who seems to have published a rough draft of an unfinished novel Published in 2014 it comes in as a novella at an estimated 37500 words Imagine nine tenths of Stephen King's It which is 444414 words being cut along with the character backstories mythology of the town and history of the monster in other words everything good all gone and you get this book which is spooky in places and gets points for creativity but feels awfully incompleteThe conceit here is that five patients three men and two women are assembled for a weekly group therapy session under the guidance of their psychiatrist Dr Jan Sayer a woman Each patient suffers from what the doc has coined Supernatural Victim Delusion each crediting their trauma to boogeymen of some kind Harrison Harrison or Harrison Suared is monster detective now in his thirties who survived some sort of calamity that destroyed the town of Dunnsmouth; his adventures have inspired a movie on the Syfy Network and brought him fame and fortune and trauma Stan lost two forearms and a leg to a family of cannibals known as the Weavers in the 1970s Martin wears dark glasses that keep him immersed in an augmented reality RPG which he believes allow him to see intradimensional creatures not in the game called dwellers one of which told a homeless man to kill Martin whose three male roommates were murdered instead Barbara was abducted in the '90s by a psycho named the Scrimshander who sliced her skin to the bone in five places and carved messages the content of which remains unknown Greta is a teenager who survived an all female cult called the Sisters who perished in a ritual intended to bring on the devil The monster crosses into the everyday world The mortals struggle and show great courage but it's no use The monster kills first the guilty then the innocent until finally only one remains The Last Boy the Last Girl There is a final battle The Last One suffers great wounds but in the final moment vanuishes the monster Only later does he or she recognize that this is the monster's final trick; the scars run deep and the awareness of truth grows like an infection The Last One knows that the monster isn't dead only sent to the other side There it waits until it can slip into the mundane world again Perhaps next time it will be a knife wielding madman or a fanged beast or some nameless tentacled thing It's the monster with a thousand faces The details matter only to the next victimsFor better and for worse We Are All Completely Fine reads like a manuscript passed to me by a friend with the disclaimer that it's only a work in progress and what do I think It's not bad but it's not done There's a point of view problem; Harrison tells the story here or there but a third person narrator is employed for most of the book The title is bad; even Supernatural Victim Delusion would've been better The dialogue is not particularly good and the psychobabble seems rudimentary And Gregory lets a terrific boogeyman slip through his fingers; what little is shared about the Scrimshander is frightening but he menaces the characters only as a vague memoryStories about characters in a room are so difficult to pull off and I've yet to see one in a group therapy environment that wasn't a mess I don't want to hear characters taking turns talking about their pasts or their problems I want to see them solving their problems through action My recommendation would've been for the author to focus on the psychiatrist as she treats a patient who claims they were attacked by a boogeyman who's Still Out There Allowing the reader to uestion whether the patient is sane or nuts would've generated suspense which this draft does not have It's ideas not a finished book and one I can't recommendWho thinks that It would've been better without Pennywise the Clown and with the Losers Club in therapy? I'm not a fan of the crazy long crazy odd boat anchor by Stephen King but did like the 2017 film a lot More spooky than scary the filmmakers did a fantastic job with the casting I wanted to spend time with the kids and even with the evil clown Derry feels eerily real as well and we get to see a lot of it in the staging of various encounters with Pennywise The screenplay by Chase Palmer Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman omits the weaker material from the book while adding new scenes that feel like King wrote them Length 44725 words

  6. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ says:

    The Cult of Sisters? Hidden Ones? Gaming references? Google Glass? Spidermother? Scrimshander? Bone etched prophecies? Elms Street? Time bubbles? Color me not persuaded this comics style writing was worthy of my reading timeOverall 2 stars because it wasn't 100% asinine only 99% so but no since it made precious little senseA lot of ideas that could have been cool Instead they were bungled jumbled and meshed together into a barely readable salad of borderline nastiness This was supposed to be a horror? A novel at that? I don't think so After all one of the issues we had in common was that we each thought we were uniue We wore our scars like badges cShe believed that people were captains of their own destiny He agreed as long as it was understood that every captain was destined to go down with the ship and there wasn’t a damned thing you could do about it If you want to stand there with the wheel in your hand and pretend you were steering he told her knock yourself out cAlso I might be entertaining the idea of tamping down my nihilism Just a bit Not because life is not meaningless—I think that’s inarguable It’s just that the constant awareness of its pointlessness is exhausting cI wouldn’t mind being oblivious again I’d love to feel the wind in my face and think just for minute that I’m not going to crash into the rocks cShe was like a feral cat skinny glint eyed shock haired Ready to bolt cHe was willing to bet that she might be the craziest one of all cThere’s no other place where you can be so honest yet still have people show up every week cTime isn’t running parallel on the other side The two universes bump up against each other You get thin spots at random places Space time it’s all different parts of the same bubble Sometimes they look through and they see the future of our side And sometimes we see the future of theirs c

  7. Char Char says:

    I enjoyed the hell out of this novellaA small group of torture survivors are brought together by their doctor for experimental group therapy These people have been through the most horrible things imaginable Seriously it's bad What begins as therapeutic meetings for this group eventually morphs into something else Something otherworldly Something that is not uite finished I loved how this tale was related it wasn't a dreary recitation of each survivor and what happened to them It flowed naturally than that The characters were well drawn and I couldn't help but feel for them and all they went through The only negative thing I can say is that I wish the story had been longer I felt like I was just getting to the bottom of the mystery with Greta one of the survivors and then it was over However I am happy to report that this tale ended in such a way that leaves it wide open for a seuel I for one am hoping we get one Highly recommended for fans of dark fiction and psychological horror I received this novella free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review This is it

  8. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at “We’re different from other people We only feel at home when we’re a little bit afraid” I reuested We Are All Completely Fine for the simple reason that it kept popping up on my Goodreads’ feed due to other people reading it Upon reading the synopsis explaining how the story revolves around group therapy sessions wherein the members are a “monster hunter” a former victim of a cannibalistic family someone who escaped a serial killer but not before he filleted her and carved on her bones a mass murderer in the form of a firestarter and a dude who never takes off his sunglasses my brain was convinced it was going to be getting into something like this Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just kind of become the horse that I want taken out of its misery already for being BEATEN TO DEATH Another thing that wasn’t working for me??? That cover You have to admit it’s fug And although it’s really not fairis really shallow to judge a book by its cover I totally do it all the timeLucky for me the bad cover was not a foreshadowing of what was to come once I got inside the book and doubly lucky for me just because a guy doesn’t ever take off his sunglasses it doesn’t automatically mean it’s because he shoots lasers out his eyeballs What I found instead was a short but deeply woven horrormystery Once again I’m probably the odd woman out because I wouldn’t categorize We Are All Completely Fine as a “horror” Horror is supposed to well HORRIFY me and I think this book earned the moniker simply for the suick factor rather than the scare factor At the end of the day this story is about finding out why these people were selected to become members of this particular therapy group I mean aside from coming to terms with the the typical stages of “forming storming norming and perhaps someday performing” ; ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalley

  9. Bark Bark says:

    We were a team of professional insomniacs Once you know there are monsters under the bed closing your eyes becomes a foolhardy act So we paced We stared into the dark We listened for the creak of the opening doorThis is a story about a group of strangers all from different walks of life who have been brought together for a group therapy session They are all trauma survivors but each of them carries scars caused by the stuff that haunts dreams and fuels horror films None of them are fine Not even close The horrors unravel very slowly and the reader is forced to piece together each reveal and attempt to make sense of it It took me awhile to figure out what was going on with each character because there is no big info dump spew Not that I’m complaining Things unravel just as I assume they would in a real life therapy group Because of the trauma or simply because they are human only one guy jumps in and spills his entire history but not in a coherent manner The rest are wary of each other And for good reasons This was an intriguing novella filled with frightening ideas but I truly wish it had been a wee bit longer and that I could’ve learned about the characters than I did Their backstories were fascinating and horrifying but there was much left unsaid Perhaps a seuel is on the horizon? I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for review

  10. Gregor Xane Gregor Xane says:

    This novella largely served to convince me that I need to read the rest of Daryl Gregory's stuff This like The Devil's Alphabet is a fine uniue piece of work The premise is novel and the execution is nearly flawless He deftly handles a large cast of characters for a novella interacting in a group setting without once stumbling and confusing the reader All of the characters are interesting distinct and are fully realized in record timeThis piece is dark and creepy and humorous when appropriate I'd like to read about these misfits And as it turns out I suppose I'll get to read about at least one of them in a forthcoming novel Harrison Suared a preuel to this story This seems like a weird way to go about things since this novella seems to have neatly encapsulated the events of that forthcoming novel In effect nearly cancelling out any need to read itBut after being thus far impressed with everything I've read by Mr Gregory I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and pick that one up too Recommended

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