March 28th, 2007

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Audiobook review: Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

I'm reproducing my audible.com review here.
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, read by Peter Jay Fernandez

Kudos to Recorded Books for creating a line of audio books written and narrated by people of color.

Nalo Hopkinson's first novel shows exceptional powers of imagination and compassion. Her ear for dialect is superb (well, based on my limited knowledge of dialect) and the narration brings it alive. I am a little disappointed that the narrator is male, since the author and main protagonist are female, but it's a minor complaint.

Note that as it is a horror genre book, there's a lot of violence and torture.

If you like Neil Gaiman's works, especially Anansi Boys, you'll like this book.
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