Saturday, February 10, 2024

Remarkably Bright Creatures


I read Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt for my book club in Jan.  I must say how refreshing it was to read a more hopeful novel after reading so many sad Oprah BC like books last year.    Marcellus is an amazing character and it is such a unique story.  The backstory of the author's impetus for writing her debut work is a story in and of itself, it was a college writing assignment to write a story from a unique perspective.  That assignment is the first chapter in this book.  I highly recommend this book if you like character-rich novels especially if you enjoy reading about people you don't always like.  This is a poignant book at times but overall it is very uplifting.  

 Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very creative story with such an unusual narrator. I found the characters both endearing and annoying at different points in the story. The growth we witness in Cameron and the progression with moving forward Tova experiences makes for a great read. I am not usually a big character driven story person but I must say this book lived up to all the hype it has been getting on SM.

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Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge   Book #4

Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023  Book #5

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Literary Escapes WA

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