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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
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Sep 08, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: award-worthy, fantasy

Whew, this is an amazing book. I started it a while ago and stopped because it was too intense. After reading other enthusiastic reviews I returned to it and I'm glad I did. It all feels so fresh and original. While the world Lanagan has created is a familiar one of fairy, it stands alone--- the language, living, and magic feel completely unique.

How Lanagan pulled off the shifting points of view is impressive. I still can feel and smell and hear what it must have been like to be Bear. While issues of good and evil tend to be simplified in traditional tales, that is not the case here. No one is perfect in this book. Each of the major characters has flaws and makes mistakes. And I loved the way this author completely turned upside down and inside out the way someone would respond to extreme trauma. I don't want to say more for fear of spoilage, but it is brilliant.

A riveting and gorgeous read.
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Sarah So glad you recommended this -- the best fantasy I've read in a long, long time.


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