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This review is from: King Crow (Paperback)
This is a first novel and as such, a brave mix of topics. First we have the "fantastic" story of the young boy's school life and adventures outside. The story's heavily interspersed with beautifully written passages describing the physical and personality aspects of various birds,the young boy's passionate hobby. I found myself wondering what sort of person these two very different parts old the novel would appeal to. My view is that the fantasy element is aimed at adolescents, but how many of those share a deep love of ornithology?
I not especially interested in birds. Although I appreciated the descriptive passages, they were lengthy and I found myself skimming them. The fantasy element was not my taste .
Whilst I don't wish to dismiss the book out of hand (I read it as a reading club exercise, therefore not my choice) I did find myself wondering just what audience he was aiming for . I didn't work for me.