Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new student review of Soonchild by Russell Hoban

AudreyCFarrell posted a new student review of Soonchild by Russell Hoban. See the full review.

This book is pretty. I honestly don't know how else to describe it. Filled with gorgeous charcoal illustrations and impressive writing, Soonchild is an amazing thing to behold, less as a story, and more as a work of art. It's one of those books that makes so little sense that it can't help but make sense to you, and is written in a way that does little more than assert what it tells as fact. It's written in a very direct way that makes the nonsensicality of it both entertaining and endearing. I will most likely reread Soonchild several times in the future, as it is one of those books that you feel like you cannot completely understand it until you are thoroughly familiar with it. Fascinating and beautiful, I will be recommending Soonchild to many of my friends and fellow readers.