Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Night of the Animals

Restoration. I’m a sucker for reading a debut novel that’s imaginative and unusual. I was continuously entertained by Bill Broun’s novel titled, Night of the Animals. Set in the London Zoo in 2052, the novel features an elderly protagonist, Cuthbert Handley, who can communicate with animals. The night in the title is when Cuthbert decides to release all the zoo animals. Broun places this act in the context of global crisis and societal collapse. Sound like fun to you? Broun makes it a story of restoration and redemption rather than disaster, which he pulls off with great skill. Readers who enjoy odd tales and are willing to explore a debut novel are those most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Night of the Animals from amazon.com.

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