5 comments on “August Wrap Up

  1. Great wrap up! As always I like that you read so many books I’ve never heard of. The Resurrectionist sounds very strange indeed. And I really need to reread Frankenstein. I feel bad that that book has a 2 star rating from me on Goodreads, but I read it in school when I was 15 and didn’t get anything out of it. I have a strong feeling that I’d like it better if I read it again now. My favorite read from August has to be The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂

      I read Frankenstein for the first time when I was 15 as well and it went way over my head, I think. I obviously remembered the basic concept (which everyone knows anyway) but was so impressed this time round with how much subtle depth there was on themes likes the power of language, the danger and cruelty of othering, and what it really takes to make a ‘monster’. I’m glad I gave it a rare reread.

      Ooh, I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about The Heart’s Invisible Furies so that’s good to know!

      • That’s great to know! I don’t remember a lot about it except that I found it kind of boring. 15 year old me was clearly not as interested in these kinds of literary subtleties. I’ll definitely try to make a point of rereading it in the next couple of months. There’s no excuse not to when it’s so short.

        I would highly recommend it! I’ve never read Boyne before but his writing is so engaging.

        • I think it was the same for me first time round. It’s certainly not the fastest paced book in the world, but I guess my patience for this and my appreciation for more subtle themes have increased which allowed me to take a lot more from it now.

          I’ll definitely keep an eye out 🙂

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