Drunk on All Your Strange New Words – Book Review

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson

Lydia works as translator for the Logi cultural attaché to Earth. They work well together, even if the act of translating his thoughts into English makes her somewhat wobbly on her feet. She’s not the agency’s best translator, but what else is she going to do? She has no qualifications, and no discernible talent in any other field.

So when tragedy strikes, and Lydia finds herself at the center of an intergalactic incident, her future employment prospects look dire―that is, if she can keep herself out of jail!

But Lydia soon discovers that help can appear from the most unexpected source…

The premise of this scifi whodunnit had me hooked from the start. Lydia is a translator for the aliens on Earth, with a funny little side effect that causes the feeling of being drunk. But this inconvenience leads to bigger problems when someone winds up dead on a night she can barely remember.

The characters are vivid and the plot is extraordinary. Drunk on All Your Strange New Words is a clever whodunnit that just happens to be set in the not-to-distant future … with aliens. It would definitely appeal to more than just science fiction fans. Just when you think you know what’s going on, another surprise comes along. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-paced mystery with plenty of humor and unpredictable twists – from the beginning to the exciting finale.

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