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Kalalalatja
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

#MoreMehThanYay

I really liked how the book deals with race, privileges, and prejudices. However, all of those good things got a bit lost in the parts told by Boy, because the writing style got too incoherent, jumpy and pretentious. The part told by Bird was great, imo, but it was too short compared to the rest.

erzascarletbookgasm What a great cover, though 6mo
RachelO Gorgeous picture! I‘ve found I want to enjoy her books more than I actually do - will probably try again one day, but 😕 6mo
IndoorDame Agree! I started this last month and I really love the premise, the social commentary, and Boy‘s voice, but I kept getting lost in it and putting it down. Not sure if I‘ll actually finish... 6mo
cariashley I felt very much the same about this one and have been hesitant to try another by her. I have Gingerbread, from a recent bookstore subscription release. 6mo
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Kalalalatja
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion time - I didn‘t like Song for Achilles at all. And this ended #MoreMehThanYay for me. I was kinda bored most of the way through, and while I liked Circe as a character, the rest of the book didn‘t do much for me. The pacing felt weird, and it felt like Miller was trying to cram to much into the book. Not for me...

#MarchMadnessChallenge

Soubhiville I‘m with you. In fact, I was bored enough to bail. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft It would be a boring world if we all liked the same things! 😄 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Also, even though I loved Circe, I agree that it felt like she did cram a lot into the story. 8mo
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TrishB I‘ve yet to start either of them! I will try eventually. 8mo
saresmoore Well said! 8mo
hlgreenfield That's a shame to hear. I was looking forward to both books! 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl I loved Song of Achilles but I bailed on Circe! 8mo
Cathythoughts I swayed towards popular opinion with Song Of Achilles ( there were some good moments & quotes ) ... but looking back now ... it was ok. I have no interest in Circe ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @hlgreenfield I know I‘m in the minority, her books just don‘t do it for me 🤷‍♀️ @Soubhiville @CoverToCoverGirl I was reading it for a challenge, which is a good thing since I might have bailed on it otherwise. It got better the further along I got, but never great. @Cathythoughts I thought for a long time, it might have been because I read the Danish translation that I didn‘t like Song of Achilles. But apparantly not 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft that‘s true! I love seeing all the different opinions 😄 8mo
yourfavouritemixtape I felt exactly the same and was a bit confused because I heard so much praise around. 8mo
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