Tuesday, September 15, 2009

2009 book 195

Helen Oyeyemi's White is for Witching
I really enjoyed Oyeyemi's first novel, The Icarus Girl, which was creepy and full of Nigerian mythology and good in many ways. This book is her third and has some of the same bits and pieces--twins, hauntings--but the ambiance just isn't there. It's a story about a haunted house, sort of, but the house is one of the narrators, and there's just no internal logic to the story at all. It was a frustrating read, b/c I wanted it to be so much better than it was. C.

No comments: