Have you ever noticed how the good things start with the letter S? Sex, scuba diving, sleep, single malt and Saturdays. This blog is all about the good things in life, of course. As a writer, however, I blog mostly about books.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Where the Crowdads Sing
As I was reading Where the Crowdads Sing by Delia Owens, I kept thinking:
not quite Crow Lake
not The Marsh King's Daughter
wait, is this To Kill a Mickingbird in disguise?
When I finished, I still wasn't sure what to make of it. Goodreads compares it to Educated, but apart from a very obvious parallel, it didn't give me that vibe.
A week later, I'm still thinking about the book, and that means it's very good. Sometimes you fly through a novel, enjoy it at the time, then three days later you can't even remember what it's about. Where the Crowdads Sing is the opposite: a slow read and an even slower burn, but it stays with you for sure.
The protagonist is super-likeable and relatable. You care from page one.
Give it a chance.
My favourite quote:
“(...) lot of times love doesn’t work out. Yet even when it fails, it connects you to others and, in the end, that is all you have, the connections.” ― Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing