Jessica Tripler reviewed Sea of Trees at her blog Read React Review. Here’s a preview:
“Russell does a good job resisting the lure of cultural essentialism. Although Junko points out that ‘We are a very proud people. Very traditional in many ways. It is very hard for some to live with themselves after they have done something so horrible,’ the novella as a whole presents suicide as it in fact is: a complex phenomenon with psychological, situational, cultural, and, yes, aesthetic elements.”
Thanks for the review, Jessica!