Book Review: The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

Although at times the author intruded with writing that trumpeted how clever he was, the story itself was very pleasurable and unique. The structural elements themselves were interesting to watch unfold (chapters alternate between the two protagonists’ points of view and information about the fabled world). In the end, although somewhat predictable, the story is uplifting. I enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author, hoping he will have solved those “writerly” issues while working on his second novel.
4 stars!
Interested in fables and folktales? Try Seven Sisters: Spiritual Messages from Aboriginal Australia, a book that ties ancient stories with essays about what the stories can teach us about modern life.

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