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The Snow Whale by John Minichillo
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Jun 13, 2011

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Read from June 13 to 18, 2011

There were parts of Minichillo’s debut that had me giggling with delight, usually because of a consistently entertaining couple of characters as well as some sly, clever writing on the author’s part. Minichillo writes in a way that makes you want to get behind John and his adventure, despite its frequent absurdity.

The whole novel felt a bit exaggerated, less like a tale I sunk into with disbelief suspended and more like intellectual candy on which to suck. The story lay just beyond the grasp of believability for me, but I don’t think believability was the point. Overall, The Snow Whale is a strong debut and a thoroughly entertaining read.

My full review is posted on my blog, Erin Reads.
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