Rev: Boy, Snow, Bird


book review: Boy, Snow, Bird, by Helen Oyeyemi

a bit scattershot, but could have really worked. maybe pull in the story-telling to be a bit more integral. the ending was a disappointment, though; just plonked.

it needed snow to take the narrative, become human. near resolution, but telling it from boy’s perspective left it hollow. felt like she’d built up this aloof character and didn’t know what to do with her, and so wrote in the rat catcher at the last second. old “surprising, but inevitable”, but this ending lacks the “inevitable” bit, so the “surprise” falls flat. just “…that’s all?”