Publishers Weekly just came out with their review of The Human Alchemy, and they seem to think you ought to buy it and read it.
Here’s a little snippet of the review:
Griffin (The Lure of Devouring Light) creates characters who have experienced deeply personal losses that make their quests to rise above circumstances seem a poignant effort to deny that “everything and everyone… might vanish before its time.” His stories are fantastical and horrific, and their outcomes are refreshingly unpredictable.
Full review link:
A nice, generous review, which features a couple of brief quotes from the text, and calls out “The Tidal Pull of Salt and Sand” and “Endure Within a Dying Frame” in particular.