Family. I’m surprised that I finished reading Helen Oyeyemi’s novel, Boy, Snow, Bird. Having read reviews about how finely written this novel is, I was prepared to be delighted. Instead, the prose frustrated me. The themes of identity and family played out erratically with multiple narrators, and the modern fairy tale seemed forced and without the expected moral to the story. Read a sample to gauge your interest before leaping into this unusual novel.
Rating: Two-star (I didn’t like it)
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