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Prudence, Subtext

SUBTXT Review: X

25.03.08 | Comment?

Black Juice
Margo Lanagan
261 pages
Theme:
The frailty of humans.

Recommend?: I would recommend this book because it is very, very unusual. It is a collection of short stories that are thought-provoking and leave you thinking about them for ages after.

Favourite Character: : One particularly interesting story is ‘House of the Many’. My favourite character would be Bonneh because she is loving and good-intentioned. She never gives up on her handicapped child. Bonneh also has the ability to change and move on.

Favourite Scene: : My favourite scene in this story is the wonderful descriptions of the sounds of the accordion. However, it is not revealed that it is an accordion until near the end of the story. Instead the ‘voices’ are interestingly described as those of different people.

Score: 4 stars
~ pinkpanther


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