Monday, June 24, 2019


Interest. There’s a lot of interest in a small village outside London in the eponymous protagonist of Max Porter’s novel titled, Lanny. We learn of Lenny through the viewpoints of multiple characters, but not from Lanny himself. He is recognized as a very special young man by his parents, by an artist neighbor and by a version of the Green Man, a spirit called Dead Papa Toothwort. Porter writes in an unusual way, especially when he tries to let readers hear all that Dead Papa Toothwort is listening to at the same time as village life is being conducted, something unlike hearing snippets of multiple conversations in a busy restaurant. Fans of unusual literary fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Lanny from

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