WWW Wednesday 30th December 2015

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A quick note and apology. My internet access will be a bit variable over the next few days. I will visit all your posts; but I might get there a little late.

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Review | The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

An oddly enchanting mixture of the mythic and mundane. I doubt you’ll have read anything else quite like this. 4/5 stars.

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness book cover

The blurb: The extraordinary happens every day…

One night, George Duncan – decent man, a good man – is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed.

The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George’s shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story.

Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.

My take (being as vague as possible to avoid spoilers):

This is a strange mix of the mythical and mundane. My advice: don’t think too hard about what’s going on when you read The Crane Wife. Don’t try to figure out what’s real, what’s not, what’s magic/metaphorical. Just let the brilliant writing flow over you and enjoy the weird and wonderful experience that is this book.

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WWW Wednesday 23rd December 2015

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