I won’t lie, this book was hard to read. I was super excited to read another anthology/short story book, but this one let me down!!
Each story was unique in it’s idea – I thought each would have made a great novel all on their own, with the little short story being a “pilot run” for the idea. But when you read these little short stories on their own, it seems like endless rambling and pointless stories. I really wish Johanna would have expanded on each story and fully fleshed them out, because they were unique and impressive on their own.
With such incredible concepts, it’s really sad to see the wasted potential. I do think this book is worth the read, because you can see the obvious talent Johanna Skibsrud.
Overall, it’s a beautifully written set of short stories but comes up short for me.
Two out of five stars.
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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