16 comments on “Téa Obreht & Adam Kay | Mini Reviews

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry you didn’t get on with The Tiger’s Wife! It’s funny because, before reading it, I thought it would be all the things you say about it but it totally won me over.

    • Having looked at some reviews, it seems to be the kind of read that you either really gel with, or struggle to get through. I’m glad to hear you had more success! I can definitely see why so many people liked it.

  2. Great reviews! Your description of The Tiger’s Wife is worded so perfectly, and I completely agree with your points. Though there were striking moments I appreciated in every chapter, as a whole I also found it very disjointed, without sufficient payoff in the end.

    I haven’t read either of Kay’s works yet, but they sound very interesting!

  3. Oh such a pity about The Tiger’s Wife! I feel like you and I had the best chances of liking this (and Emily perhaps?), but since two of you already disliked it so I’m quite discouraged. But at the moment I’m between 3 and 4 stars.

  4. Great reviews! I’m glad you enjoyed Adam Kay, I definitely agree about the humour! I’ve heard so many good things about The Tiger’s Wife but have never been fully convinced because of the magical realism 😬

    • Thank you! Yeah, I often struggle with magical realism too. I find I can gel with it better in short stories, since we don’t have to suspend our disbelief for as long, but here I just found it too jarring, sadly.

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