Published by Algonquin Books, Dutton, St. Martin's Griffin Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
Format: Audio, Audiobook, E-Book, eBook
I finished several books, and with the busy end-of-school-year, I haven’t had a chance to share my thoughts about them.
I really enjoyedÂ The Mountains Sing, so I felt I’d enjoy Dust Child, and I was not wrong. I am not sure that comparisons toÂ Homegoing andÂ PachinkoÂ are fair, as those books are more family epics. I figured out the connection among the different characters, but I wished for more closure on one loose endâ€”I suppose lack of closure is realistic, however. I was interested to learn that this novel came from the author’s dissertation research.
I don’t understand the hate this one is getting on Goodreads. I put off reading it for something like a decade due to the low ratings! It’s actually pretty good. Parts of it are over the top, but the historical fiction aspects were well-researched and convincing, and I love a good story about someone who has lived through centuries of history. To me, that was the best part of Anne Rice’s books. I would read more of this author’s books for sure.
This was a pretty good mystery. I liked the parts set in the present more; I think the author has a better feel for the present than the past. I thought the author handled the depiction of White allies with problematic families well. The book captures the setting extremely well; I feel certain the author has done a great deal of research.