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The Blue Donkey Fables

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 103 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Women's Press (UK)
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Charlotte Jones
Apr 03, 2015 Charlotte Jones rated it liked it
I picked up this book from my fiancé’s parents’ bookshelf on a whim. It looked like something a bit different to get me out of my horrendous reading slump (I’ve been barely reading the last three weeks or so) and I think it may have done the trick, though this is by no means a perfect book for me.

As stated in the title, this book is basically a collection of poems and short stories, all with fable-like qualities with a magical realism twist. I am not a big reader of poetry; it’s definitely somet
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Zen Cho
This was a funny one, because I really liked Namjoshi's writing style -- it's so clear, every word so well-chosen, that it's transparent. It's humorous and effortless and graceful, beautiful but not self-consciously so, intelligent without smugness. I would very happily read a novel in this voice and enjoy every minute, but I wasn't getting much out of the fables. I liked them, but they were mostly too short and sometimes too flip for me really to get anything out of them .... The poetry was OK, ...more
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No one writes quite like Suniti Namjoshi. She shows the world to you in a different way.
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Suniti Namjoshi is a poet, children's author, and teacher. She ran a collaborative fiction site in the late nineties called The Reader's Text of Building Babel. She lives in England with her partner Gillian Hanscombe.
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