Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan
Published February 9, 2022
This has rave reviews but ultimately I just don’t think it was for me. It was beautifully written but I just ofund it meandering and odd and I didn’t feel like the various diversions added anything to the story. There was a really interesting concept underlying the prose but it took such a long time to get there, I don’t think we could really enjoy it. Then a sudden twist at the end that just felt out of pace with the rest. A great job but not for me.