Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Glimpses into children's lives filled with horror

Say You're One of ThemSay You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A most depressing set of short stories.  Unlike Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance, where there is an arc of misery to possibly less misery back to more misery, Say You're One of Them goes from misery to horror to awfulness.  Most of the stories are well written, but in several of them, the author has a most annoying habit of having the narrator refer to him/herself in the second person.

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