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Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for FictionOne ofGrantas Best Young British NovelistsFrom the prizewinning young writer ofWhat Is Not Yours Is Not Yours,coming February 2016, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently.Mary challenges Mr. Fox to join her in stories of their own devising; and in different times and places, the two of them seek each other, find each other, thwart each other, and try to stay together, even when the roles they inhabit seem to forbid it. Their adventures twist the fairy tale into nine variations, exploding and teasing conventions of genre and romance, and each iteration explores the fears that come with accepting a lifelong bond. Meanwhile, Daphne becomes convinced that her husband is having an affair, and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox's game. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl of his dreams, or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit?The extraordinarily gifted Helen Oyeyemi has written a love story like no other. Mr. Foxis a magical book, endlessly inventive, as witty and charming as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with one another.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ImperfectCJ
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Oyeyemi said in an interview (linked below) that this novel was like a game, an outlet for play for her, and this definitely comes through. The imagery is wonderful and there are hints at meaning and symbolism, something about what makes a thing "real" and how real things become so, but none of it quite coalesces. If you're up for a fun, weird fairy tale excursion, you might like this one, but if you want a cohesive story, maybe look elsewhere.

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ImperfectCJ
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I learned today that I have a hemorrhage in the back of my eye that's causing some visual distortions. The optometrist is totally perplexed because I have none of the risk factors for this. I can still see, it's just disorienting and uncomfortable, so I'm focusing (ha ha) on audiobooks until this resolves. Unfortunately this one is pretty confusing to follow on audio. I think Oyeyemi is doing things with spelling, but I can't tell for sure.

sarahbellum Oh no! Fingers crossed for quick healing 2mo
quietjenn Good luck dealing with things. 2mo
Jas16 Yikes! I hope it resolves quickly! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ @Jas16 @quietjenn @sarahbellum Thanks! It's not too bad and the doctor feels pretty confident it should heal itself, but it's a little unnerving not to know what caused it. Hopefully they can get to the bottom of it so I can do something about preventing it in the future. 2mo
TheLudicReader Hope your sight improves asap. 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! I hope heals quickly. 💕💕 This was an interesting memoir by an author who had a stroke in his eyeball. I didn‘t even know that could happen. 🤔 2mo
ImperfectCJ @Megabooks Thanks for the recommendation! Luckily, my optic nerve appears fine, but I still might wait until this current issue resolves before picking up this memoir 😉 2mo
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andrew61
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Inspired by watching her on university challenge at Xmas I dug out of my tbr pile this novel which mixes fairy tale and dark storytelling with some brilliant short stories. Mr fox finds he is confronted by a character from his writing, mary foxe, while his wife daphne suspects him, the story skips time from 30s to today with skill reminding me of Angela Carter. Confusing but interesting and I'm looking forward to reading more of her writing.

jlhammar Definitely interested in this one. I loved Boy, Snow, Bird. 9mo
Dilara Oyeyemi is such an interesting writer!
She was on University Challenge this Christmas!? Tell me more! Was there a “celebrity“ special?
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andrew61 Every Christmas there is a week of celeb uni challenges with alumni from the universities. The questions are usually bit easier so I don't feel quite as dim as I do when I watch the normal one. I'm sure you could find it on iplayer if in UK or elsewhere. Yes she is interesting and I will read more. 9mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Also , we have a lot of that Moretti beer left sinse Christmas... we better get drinking it 👍😄 (edited) 8mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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A dreamy novel about love, stories, and foxes. Oyeyemi's words are as familiar as old fairy tales while at the same time fresh and unique. Mr Fox is an author, married to a woman named Daphne. His muse is an imaginary woman, Mary, who goes after Mr Fox for the needless women's deaths in his stories, by telling her own. She becomes real. She meets Daphne, who worries her husband has been taken away. Interspersed are strange, wonderful fairy tales.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this. I enjoy the language Oyeyemi uses, I want to quote this for days. I like the characters of Mr. Fox and Miss Foxe. The concept is great. But it just doesn't come together in the storyline.
I spent a lot of time being confused as to what was going on before giving up and just enjoying the language. I am still not 💯 what is going on in the story.

ErinSBecker I had similar problems with her Boy, Snow, Bird. I /got/ it, but it really didn't work. 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I really enjoy Oyeyemi's language.

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Addison_Reads
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#ReadingEurope2020 #CzechRepublic @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

The writing in this book is intensely creative. What at first seems like separate stories becomes an intricately woven tale about writing and relationships. The mix of reality and fantasy become almost inseparable, and at times you'll wonder where the author is headed with the story. This book has a certain loneliness to it that is also a bit beautiful.

Librarybelle Great review! 2y
Megabooks Love this review! 2y
BarbaraBB Wonderful review 💕 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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"I waited a moment, to see if she was serious and whether she had anything to add. She was, and she didn't. She stared at me -- really came on with the frost, like she hated me. I whistled."

#IsolationInteractions

Hey, @Exbrarian - what are you reading?

Billypar Hope you're enjoying it: this was my favorite read of 2019! 3y
TheKidUpstairs @Billypar thank you! I am really enjoying it so far. I love the magical quality to Oyeyemi's writing! 3y
CarolynM 🙂 3y
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Billypar
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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#19in2019
Classics: Beloved, We Have Always Lived in the 🏰 Howards End, The Waves, ❤ Medicine, The 🌍 According to Garp
Future Classics: Constellation of Vital Phenomenon, Station 11, Swamplandia
Non-fiction: The Red Parts, Blue Nights, Stiff, I Am I Am I Am, The Uninhabitable 🌍, The Fire Next Time
Defies Categories: Pastoralia, Invisible Cities, White is for Witching, and my favorite book of the year 🥁🥁....

🦊Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi🦊

BarbaraBB ‘Future classics‘ 😀, I love that! 3y
Cinfhen Excellent year end summation 💜🎉🙌🏻 Happy 2020, V!!! 3y
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Nute Wonderful post! Excellent reading accomplishment for 2019. Slight surprise about Mr. Fox, but I like it! 3y
Cathythoughts I read Station Eleven this year too. What a brilliant book Must check out some more of these 👍🏻📚 3y
Centique Wow, what a list! I love the classics you‘ve picked - Love Medicine is so good! Which makes me think I‘m bound to love your other picks - so keen to read the Oyeyemi and Swamplandia in particular. 😍 3y
Billypar @BarbaraBB I figure if we say it enough about our favorites after a little time has passed, who knows, maybe it will become true? 3y
Billypar @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy - this was a great idea for an end of year list. Happy 2020 to you as well!! 3y
Billypar @Nute Thanks! I was thrilled to discover Oyeyemi this year - the only author to appear twice on this list, and I'm pretty confident I'll be reading more of hers in 2020 - definitely an instant favorite! 3y
Aimeesue Saunders and Oyeyemi! ❤️❤️❤️ Great list! (edited) 3y
Billypar @Cathythoughts That was one that definitely lived up to the hype. I'm excited there's a sequel coming! 3y
Billypar @Centique Erdrich, Russell, and Oyeyemi are all authors that I've vowed to read everything they've written (will take much longer in Erdrich's case - I've only read 3 so far!). Interested to hear what you think of the latter two- I've seen lots of varied responses to both. 3y
Billypar @Aimeesue Thanks! I'm very happy with how the year worked out: so many 5-star reads ☺ 3y
readordierachel Love your choices! 3y
Billypar @readordierachel Thanks! I like your list as well - we have a few authors in common, and there's some more on yours it's high time I pick up, like Whitehead and Rooney. 3y
Suet624 I‘m so happy you included Love medicine and Constellation. Two of my absolute favorites. And why don‘t more people know about Anthony Marra? 3y
Billypar @Suet624 Cause they're not on Litsy? ☺ It's not my only book media source but definitely the biggest one - either for introducing to new authors or pushing me to read the ones I'm dimly aware of. 3y
Suet624 @Billypar I guess you‘re right. Maybe I should start tweeting about him but I‘m a novice at Twitter. Litsy has expanded my reading options SOOO much. It‘s been a huge blessing. 3y
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Billypar
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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#top10ofthedecade #fictionedition

This was interesting to compile. I'm such a backlister that this list was half of all my 5 star reviews of the decade, none are more recent than 2015, and I read all of them except one in the past two years. But...they are all amazing: no slackers here!

@Cinfhen

rockpools I seriously considered doing a #backlistedition for this! Meantime, I headed over to stack The Blazing World from your list, and discovered I already stacked it from your review. 3y
Cinfhen Great titles!! And I‘m pretty sure most of these books if not all were published between 2010-2019 3y
Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with this one 3y
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Aimeesue Oyeyemi ! Mr. Fox is my favorite of hers. 3y
BarbaraBB I must read the Marra! So happy you love The Luminaries too! 3y
Liz_M Again pleased to see Brief History! And I do want to read a more recent Hustvedt. (edited) 3y
youneverarrived The Luminaries seems to be on a few people‘s list - shall have to try and get to it next year! 3y
merelybookish Ooh great list! You seem to have a penchant for the whimsical! 3y
Billypar @RachelO Ah, trying to stack what is already stacked: that happens to me so much - my brain knows what it likes ☺ 3y
Billypar @Cinfhen Yup, they are all 2010-2019: I just thought it was funny that none of my top ten were from the last 4 years. But I think that's just because I've read the least from the second half of the decade so I haven't found my favorites yet! 3y
Billypar @Cinfhen MWBF is an experience - probably the oddest of all (or maybe 2nd oddest behind Mr. Fox). I loved it - but you have to be ok with a longish black comedy that juggles lots of smaller episodes instead of just one main plot. My only Homes so far but can't wait to read more! 3y
Billypar @Aimeesue It might be my favorite read of 2019. I thought it managed to combine the best parts of a novel and story collection. And such a great last sentence 🦊 3y
Billypar @BarbaraBB I had high expectations for Constellation going in from what I heard, and it still managed to exceed them. Luminaries was well worth the wrist cramp I got from reading it on the subway. I think you will enjoy it @youneverarrived - great to see it on multiple lists! 3y
Billypar @Liz_M What a head trip Brief History was: I can't even think of another book I was more immersed in. And I hear you about Hustvedt - she's one of those authors where just about any of her novels sound interesting enough to try. 3y
Billypar @merelybookish Ha- I do enjoy some good whimsy 😁 3y
Taylor I loved Brief History 3y
readordierachel I've only read 2 of these! Love Kelly Link. Her imagination is incredible. 3y
Billypar @Taylor Yeah, it's good to see it on some of these decades best lists. 3y
Billypar @readordierachel I'm so excited to read more Link after Get in Trouble. Each story was so intricate and weird - fun to watch unfold and great dialogue throughout. 3y
ReadingEnvy The Marra is on my list too. Also for my end of the year episode I‘m doing a list of the best reading experiences of 2019, and meeting Marra is also on there 3y
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Guessing which contemporary books will continue to be read and remembered in another decade or two is tricky but I think Constellation has a good shot. Interested to hear about meeting him - I never really know what an author's personality will be like just from reading their novels. 3y
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Billypar
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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#Top6Reads @Cinfhen
My favorites of the year so far- I got bored of the usual stacks so I made a monument of my fiction picks, next to a nonfiction audio tower. I think Mr. Fox is my favorite, followed by Invisible Cities and A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon.
Honorable mentions to Station Eleven and Stiff.

Leftcoastzen Garp!😂👏 3y
Cinfhen I like your use of honorable mentions 😂😂😂🙌🏻❣️ 3y
Cinfhen And nice book tower 🥰 3y
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Cathythoughts Station Eleven ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏻 3y
BarbaraBB 💜💜😂 3y
Billypar @Cinfhen Yeah, the honorable mentions are kind of a compromise to avoid making hard choices 😀 3y
keepingupwiththepenguins Both Stiff, and I Am I Am I Am, are high on my TBR - they sound fantastic! 😍 😍 3y
Billypar @keepingupwiththepenguins They are indeed- hope you enjoy! 3y
Suet624 No one has mentioned Constellation of Vital Phenomena yet! I simply cannot adequately express my deep and abiding love and appreciation for this book. i am careful who I give the book to because I want them to love it as much as I do. His other works are quite good as well. 3y
Billypar @Suet624 So true- I loved everything about it, and I read going in with high expectations already. I think I want to try this collection next. 3y
Suet624 That book is really good too. I would wait just a little bit before reading it though. It's very similar but different than Constellation. You may need a tiny break from the relentless heart-tugging. I can't wait to read whatever his next book is. 3y
Billypar @Suet624 Ah, good to know. I only read a few story collections a year, so it will probably take some time to get to it. He does do heart-tugging well! 3y
Suet624 The stories are interconnected so you still feel like you‘re reading a novel. 3y
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Billypar
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Introducing my new favorite read of 2019: my first Oyeyemi was storytelling heaven. A perfect blend of novel and short story collection: the title character is a mystery author who is fond of devising death scenes for women in his novels. But his imaginary Muse Mary Foxe is sick of it and challenges him to swap better stories. The results are sometimes whimsical, other times frightening, but I was utterly immersed in each world within a world.

Cathythoughts Great post 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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AutumnRLS
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Book mail. Trying to diversify my reading life. #bookriot

Severnmeadows Kawasaki looks interesting (good cover). 3y
Severnmeadows sorry, Kawakami 3y
AutumnRLS @Severnmeadows it's a Japanese translation. A love story with maybe a touch magical realism? I can't even remember which of the book podcasts I heard it on, but it definitely was like - that sounds like it's for me! 3y
Severnmeadows 😊Looking forward to it! 3y
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gingerandjazz
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Suddenly realized I‘ve got two books out right now with the name Fox. 🦊

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KCorter
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Is it too early to rate this 5 stars? Reading this book feels like love at first sight.

readordierachel Love when that happens 💕 4y
KCorter @readordierachel Me too. It's all I can do to not rush through the book so I can read it again! 4y
LauraBeth I love this cover! 4y
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aeeklund I loooooooooved this book!! 4y
BethMcQ You can get drunk on her prose, I swear. 4y
KCorter @BethMcQ That is the best way to describe experiencing the book. It gives new meaning to binging on an author. ;) Next up is 4y
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BethMcQ
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I‘m a sucker for books with characters I fall in love with, in one way or another. This book is not that. Oyeyemi‘s rich language and twisting narrative compelled me to read on, regardless. In fact, her prose has possibly ruined lesser writing for me for a while.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
BethMcQ @rather_be_reading thank you!! 🥰 4y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug18 Day 20: A #Malignant door. Scary.

Aimeesue Oyeyemi! 🦊❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Squidapus
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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What a devilishly twisting narrative. The book unfolds itself slowly as you read seemingly disparate stories with a dawning realization of what is actually going on the further you go. To say what this book was about would spoil what it attempts to do, so just appreciate that the narrative is enthralling all on its own surface level. Probably Squidapus' favorite Oyeyemi novel as it deals with a subject that any artist or writer would resonate with

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JPeterson
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#Booked2018 First Season
5/6 prompts complete; which isn‘t bad since my goal was only 3 prompts. 🎉🎊🎉

readinginthedark 👏🏻 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesomeness! 👏🏻🎉📚❤️ 5y
Cinfhen That‘s great!!! Good luck for the drawing💚 5y
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alisiakae Congrats on exceeding your goal!! 🎉🎉 5y
Aimeesue I loooooove Helen Oyeyemi. And Flavia De Luce. ❤️ 4y
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Zelma
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Part 1 of 2: omg, the annual library book sale was awesome! I got three big tote bags of books for $18. And soooooo many great titles. The Terror in hardcover. Box Office Poison, which I can‘t find anywhere. The new Prince Charle bio. Ahhhhhhhh! 😃😍

robinb 👏👏👏👏👏👏 on your haul!! Is that your kitty trying to reach to the top of the stack? 🤣🤣😍 (edited) 5y
Zelma @robinb thanks! And yes, that‘s Skippy. He was very interested in the stacks. After rearranging and taking a few photos, I had to shelve them, as he kept knocking them over. 😂 5y
HardcoverHearts I adore Library sales! It‘s guilt free book shopping because you are supporting your library at the same time. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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robinb @Zelma So sweet! ❤️ 5y
bookandcat Awesome stack! Loved the Niffenegger. 5y
LeahBergen Awesome!! I‘ve read/own six of these. And you got an Anita Brookner! 👍🏻 5y
Kalalalatja Amazing! 5y
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Reagan This is an amazing haul!! 5y
Mdargusch Wow! I can‘t wait to go to my library sale next month! I hope I find as many good books as you did! 5y
Zelma @HardcoverHearts absolutely guilt-free. And cheap! @Mdargusch Can‘t wait to see what you find too. 👍 5y
Zelma @bookandcat @Kalalalatja @emilyhaldi @Reagan-reads thanks all! I am super excited about diving into all of these, but am having fun just organizing them right now. 😂 5y
Zelma @LeahBergen 👏 I love Anita Brookner. I was surprised I didn‘t find more of her books at the sale. 5y
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Bibliogeekery
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Helen Oyeyemi has reworked Bluebeard into this complex and lyrical story that has an imaginary woman muse challenging Mr. Fox (aka Bluebeard aka a writer) about why women characters are so often subject to violence and murdered. It's fanciful and brutal and so beautifully written that I cannot *believe* Oyeyemi published it when she was 26!

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Bibliogeekery
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I love the weird, whimsical writing of Helen Oyeyemi! Enjoying this one so far!

Natasha.C.Barnes 😄😄😄😄 yay! 5y
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Bibliogeekery
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Starting this one!

Natasha.C.Barnes Oooh I got this recently, it's on the list for one of the next few months, maybe March. Can't wait to see what you think of it! 5y
JPeterson Enjoy! I just read this last week, and really loved it! 5y
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staci.reads
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I wanted to like this book more. There were moments when I thought I was going to, and then...nope. I loved Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird, and this had potential. I loved Mary's voice and appreciated the exploration of violence against women in the stories, but overall, it left me frustrated.

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JPeterson
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Extremely happy that this worked out well for the #UnconventionalRomance prompt for #Booked2018.

Mr. Fox is in love (lust?) with his muse, Mary Foxe, who ends up coming too life. Their relationship changes the haunted, dark fairytale stories Mr. Fox writes, and seems to question what love really is. Meanwhile, Daphne Fox, the real wife of Mr. Fox, is trying to explore her actual feelings for Mr. Fox.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds interesting! 5y
Cinfhen Oooh! I'm discovering so many good ideas😁great review 💜congrats on another prompt🎉 5y
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JPeterson
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Hi Litsy! Sorry it‘s been awhile. I‘ve been traveling for work, with no time for reading or checking Litsy. But I‘m finally done, and can relax a bit tonight before my 9+ hour flight home.

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Lylah
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My top books of 2017!

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allison_tx
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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New (to me) books from Half Price Books!

Andrew65 Loved (edited) 5y
Texreader The Historian is one of my all time faves!! 5y
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Lylah
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I finished my reading challenge today, with over a month to spare! 🎉🎉🎉

GypsyKat Congrats!👏👏👏 5y
Cinfhen 😀 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 5y
EchoLogical 🎉📚🎉📚 5y
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mrozzz 🤓📚👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
Suelizbeth Yay! 🎊🎊🎉🎉📚📚❤️❤️ 5y
bookloo 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
LazyOwl Well done 🎉 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes Whoohooo! Did you do it by reading the tagged book? It's on my TBR and I'd love to know how it is! 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes Oh lol just saw your other post! 5y
Andrew65 Well Done 🎉🎊🥂🍾 5y
julesG Congratulations! 5y
Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎉📚 5y
Laura317 Hooray!!! Great job! 5y
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Lylah
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One of the most original books I've ever read; a take on the Bluebeard folktale, but with a writer who kills off his female characters. I got sucked into each of the little stories within the book and fell in love with all of them. And it's so well-written! Definitely worth the read.

Natasha.C.Barnes So psyched, I'm totally going to read this book next year. 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes Have you read White is for Witching? I adored that one. (edited) 5y
Lylah @Natasha.C.Barnes no but I definitely plan on reading anything by Oyeyemi that I can get my hands on! 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Lylah I feel EXACTLY the same way. 😄 5y
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Lylah
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I did a triple take at this title—each of the inner stories in this book are so interesting!

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Lylah
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Making an effort to burn more of my fall candles before fall is officially over. 🍁🍂

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WOCreads
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One of my bookbazaar finds📚🙌 Have you read it?

#wocreads #diversebooks

suvata Oyeyemi is definitely an acquired taste 5y
WomanistBibliophile I‘ve not read this one. The books of hers that I did read I really disliked. 4y
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AshleyKorinE
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This book was one of those pay close attention or you'll be really confused. There were a lot of stories wrapped up in one big story and I didn't like the format. Mr. Fox killed all his heroines except for Mary Foxe. She was a weird character to follow. The only person I liked in this story was his wife Daphne and she wasn't that interesting herself. It wasn't for me. I couldn't figure out the point and just finished it to say I did.

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razmanda
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi

WOW. I am almost done with this one in two sittings. Pretty sure I'll knock it out tomorrow, only 100 pages left. Thanks, @bookwrm526 for the recommendation and for lending!

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DHill
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Started the audio. I really like the narrator and the story is a lot of fun. Looking forward to see how it unfolds.

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LauraReadsTheBooks
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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I'm actually pretty impressed that I read even this much in one weekend. Will definitely participate in the next #24In48 and see if I can make it to 24hrs of reading. I really enjoyed watching everyone undergo the challenge on Litsy and cheer each other on.

Cinfhen Awesome 🎉💕📚😊🍾💖 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great reading! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 6y
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Chelseylovestoread
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

Such a strange book. Dark and twisty and funny and absolutely addicting.

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Sweettartlaura
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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I call this one... #ProperName from #TBR

#readjanuary

JoeStalksBeck Great books!!!! 6y
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Chelseylovestoread
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Though I've never put it into words, I have certainly had this thought before. 😂

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Ilana
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Am having a hard time putting this book down. #wonderwomanwednesday #diversereads #recommendsday

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CherylDeFranceschi
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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I don't think anyone writing today can do fairy tales better than Catherynne Valente. She's a genius! And there's a volume of A. S. Byatt, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (which of course I can't find right now), that is so beautiful it made me weep. Not cry, that's not poetic enough. 😜#fairytellretellings #photoadaynov16

BookishTrish One of my all time favs 6y
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pocketmermaid
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Diving into my first Helen Oyeyemi.

cleoh How was the audiobook? I read this for one of my classes this term and enjoyed it! 6y
pocketmermaid @cleoh It was wonderful! The narrator did an excellent job of doing different voices and accents. 6y
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Jessicav
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

This was amazing - weird and twisty and I'm not sure I ever really knew what was happening. The writing was superb, because you know Helen don't mess around with that shit. Highly recommended, especially for fans of magical realism.

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Jessicav
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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I am *finally* reading this and I am SO HOOKED. Why did I wait this long? #noexcuse

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Help? Does this book ever start to make sense?

Onioons I remember enjoying some of the sections, but not really understanding how they fit together? 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Onioons That's what I'm afraid of. Thanks! Bailing! On to the next! 6y
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cleoh
Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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My homework is reading, so I'm reading by the beach 🌊📚😍

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im listening to the audio of this now. Pretty unusual! 6y
cleoh @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com it's definitely interesting 6y
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