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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Dark and light in equal measure.
This isn’t an easy listen. There are some very dark themes in this book, but they are outshone by its tone. Controversial, I know, but I enjoyed the namelessness of the characters, which added to its quirkiness and made it feel like having a gossip with someone while worried about being overheard. This is, of course, fitting and reflects the claustrophobic atmosphere in which the character lives.
There’s a bit too much repetition of thoughts and themes, but overall an interesting if difficult novel.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
Bris Brennan was a brilliant choice to narrate this, her dry, circumspect delivery highlighting its quirkiness.
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No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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"In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences."
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