Saturday, May 13, 2017
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was. Using fewer than two hundred pages, Sjón presents the alienation of being a gay man in 1918 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He adds the tension relating to the war and to the influenza epidemic both about to arrive in that city. He then combines the two elements and shows the ways in which the flu creates in the city the same feelings that preoccupy the protagonist: alienation and fear. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase Moonstone from amazon.com.