Review: Finna by Nino Cipri

FinnaAuthor: Nino Cipri
Publisher: Tor.com
Released: February 25th, 2020
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 kitties

I received a copy of Finna through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Finna is a whirlwind adventure set in a shocking environment. Written by Nino Cipri, this piece of speculative science fiction makes heavy use of wormholes, multiple dimensions, and the humbling nature that is minimum wage life.

This novella takes a swipe at capitalism, all under the guise of science fiction and entertainment. It’s a hilarious tale, yet carries with it several important messages, as well as a debate or two. Add in some brilliant representation and a touch of horror, and you’ve got yourself a unique and diverting read. Oh! And did I mention the pirates?

Ava and Jules are just two ordinary minimum wage employees, stuck at a major store known for their confusing layouts. Okay, perhaps they’re not exactly ordinary. The adventure they’re about to take is certainly anything but.

When a wormhole opens up in one of the departments, it’s up to the two lowest ranking members of the store to dive in and retrieve the lost customer. After all, it’s what a good employee does. And it protects the business.

 

“We’re here to tell you what to do if a wormhole opens up on your shift!

Spoiler Warning

Oh my goodness. Finna was such an insane and entertaining read! I loved every minute of it. Actually, I read it twice before I even considered sitting down to write this review. And I had to resist the urge to read it a third time.

So it is safe to say that I loved Finna. It was a scathing take on conglomerations and corporations. Yet it was highly satisfying to see. Especially all wrapped up in science fiction and humor. The tone of this novella was undoubtedly set by the snark and sass found within these pages.

Honestly? This book had a little bit of everything, in just the right proportions. It was social commentary. It was science fiction. It was inter-dimensional space travel. It was a breakup story. It was a tale of friendship. It was representation. And it was full of aliens and pirates. Really, what more could you ask for?

Along with being a totally unique read, it was also beautifully written. Nino Cipri is an author worth checking out. I know I’ll be adding their entire backlog to my TBR list, once I’m done writing this review. I absolutely adore their sense of humor, as well as their sense of adventure and character building.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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